YWAM GlobalYouth With A Mission is an international volunteer movement of Christians from many backgrounds, cultures and Christian traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. Also known as YWAM ( pronounced "WHY-wham" ), our purpose is simply to know God and to make Him known.When YWAM began in 1960, our main focus was giving young people opportunities to demonstrate the love of Jesus to the whole world, according to His command in Mark 16: 15. Today, we still focus on youth, but we have members ( known as "YWAMers" ) of almost every age and many of our short-term efforts have grow into long-term endeavors that have impacted lives and nations.YWAM has a decentralized structure that encourages new vision and the exploration of new ways to change lives through training, convey the message of the gospel and care for those in need. We are currently operating in more than 1000 locations in over 150 countries, with a staff of nearly 16, 000.For more information about YWAM International, visit the official website at http: //www.ywam.org. You can also view answers to Frequently Asked Questions about YWAM.What Others Say "YWAM is a unique contribution to world mission. YWAM has been highly effective in attracting mission entrepreneurs, especially among young people, and mobilizing them for a wide range of important mission work. Sprawling, sometimes messy and very nimble, YWAM's entrepreneurial spirit is the envy of the larger, more structured missions. YWAM's dependence on the movement of the Spirit of God in directing its work is a witness to all of us." "We all rejoice in the way God has blessed this organization in reaching people all over the world for the Lord Jesus Christ. Keep up the good work. You have my support and my prayers. "