When we look at our maritime history in Youth With A Mission we can see a story God is writing about reaching the isolated and hurting people of our world. Many in dire need are tucked away in villages without hope of ever seeing their circumstances change. This can also be said about Bible literacy. So many languages in the Pacific are still to have the Bible written in their mother tongue. Ships for those of us in YWAM who utilize vessels to reach these remote places are not just a good idea, they are the only means of transportation to reach EVERYONE.
When YWAM Ships Kona joined this growing maritime movement of YWAM, which has been in existence since 1978, it was in direct response to this daunting challenge to provide access to the isolated. We believe we need at least 40 vessels on the seven seas to accomplish this task. Our efforts as a global movement has resulted in 21 vessels of all shapes and sizes being used.
YWAM Ships Kona also has a program called partnerSHIPS which utilizes vessels brought to the fleet by staff or friends who sign up for a period of time to join the effort while using their boat. This extends our reach and scope of operations significantly.
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