Maui Fire Response Crisis – August 13, 2023

Kona, Hawaii – In the wake of the devastating Maui fire that has left communities reeling, the Maui Fire Relief Team, comprising YWAM Ships Kona and the University of the Nations Kona, continues to make strides in providing vital assistance and resources to those affected. As the scale of the disaster unfolds, the true extent of the […]

Why Do Missionaries Travel Halfway Across the World When You Could Just Pray?

Georgia is a small country sandwiched between Eastern Europe and Western Asia.  Before this, I knew it existed—but that was it.  In October, I was asked to join a team to do a short ministry trip in Tbilisi, Georgia.  Honestly, I just sat in the prayer room for five minutes, looked at a map, and […]

How The Send Launched Me To The Nations

The Year Everything Changed Since I was a kid, I knew the regular 9-5 lifestyle wasn’t for me. I wanted a life of adventure with God—I wanted to travel and make a deep, lasting impact on people’s lives. In 2019, my birthday started with this one line: This year I am launching you to the nations. […]

Top 10 Locations to Visit on the Big Island of Hawai‘i

The Hawaiian word for family is ‘ohana—and when you arrive at YWAM UofN Kona, you’re family. Our home is your home, our story is your story. This means you’re not a tourist, instead—you’re part of the ‘ohana. As you learn and receive, you’re also here to serve and bless these islands. Your kindness will bring […]

What To Do When You’re A Missionary But You Feel Overwhelmed By The Headlines

You’re scrolling, scrolling. You click on the latest headline. You watch that one video your old classmate sent you. You skim your friend’s auntie’s comments. Suddenly the day that was totally fine turns into a swamp of headline stew. It takes three hours of TV episodes and a toasted quesadilla to crawl out. This is […]

5 Practical Tips To Fundraise For Your Discipleship Training School

Being a missionary—it sounds wild, crazy, and just what you’ve always wanted. But you scroll down to where it says “fees”—and you stop. Maybe there’s another way. You know, a cheaper option. Or a well-paying, safe option.  But do you want to miss your opportunity to see a miracle? It’s true, answering the call of […]