Episode 015 – New YWAM Properties, HIV and AIDS Working Group and the YWAM IT Community

Bill Hutchison talks about YWAM Haiti being donated 30-acres of land for centre and house development, YWAM Africa planning for an HIV / AIDS working group meeting, the YWAM Australia Ship Tour in Gladstone, tells you where you can go hunting and fishing on a YWAM DTS and introduces you to the YWAM Information Technology community.


  • Port au Prince – Haiti
    • YWAM Port au Prince was donated 30-acres by the mayor of Port au Prince. YWAM will be able to build a permanent centre there where they will be able to continue hosting YWAM and church teams, as well as individual volunteers.
    • YWAM will also partner with other housing non-profit organisations to build 1000 homes for displaced Haitians.
    • http://www.ywamportauprince.com/About-YWAM-PaP.html
  • Saint Marc – Haiti
    • YWAM Saint Marc is continuing to build homes and will be hosting a US Airforce medical clinic for 10 days.

    • You can read more about the work of YWAM in Haiti, and find out how you can be involved at the YWAM Haiti web-site, www.ywamhaiti.org.
  • YWAM Africa HIV AIDS Working Group
    • 4 – 8 October 2010 at YWAM Hopeland in Jinja, Uganda
    • The Objectives of the working group are:
      • Encouraging those who are directly involved with HIV and AIDS and giving them opportunities to share about their work with others.
      • Strengthen networking and defining ways of raising resources
      • Identifying areas of need within YWAM Africa and planning how to address those needs
      • Looking at the effect of HIV/AIDS on children and how we are responding
      • http://www.ywamafrica.org/Calendar/del11-10/hiv-gr.pdf
  • YWAM Ship Tour in Australia Update
    • The YWAM Ship Pacific Link just arrived in Gladstone after spending a week in Brisbane, Australia. As with the other ports on their Eastern Australia tour they will be aiming at recruiting health professionals and volunteers for the tour of Papua New Guinea later this year.
    • Tours will be run at the Gladstone Marina of the ship and they will be having two large events at the Gladstone Sound Shell on Friday and Saturday from 7-9 pm.
    • All Aboard to PNG – YWAM Ship in Brisbane
    • Donate Spectacles for PNG – YWAM Ship in Gladstone


  • Woje
    • The featured song this week is called Ignite by Woje. Woje is currently touring with the YWAM Ship the Pacific Link and will be part of the two shows in Gladston on Friday and Saturday night at the Sound Shell.
    • You can find them on-line at http://www.myspace.com/workthewoje
  • Five Star Streets
    • The intro and exit music for the YWAM Podcast is provided by Five Star Streets, which you can find at http://ywamrto.com
  • Hunting and Fishing DTS
    • YWAM Gold Coast is offering a Fishing and Hunting DTS in Australia starting in July. In addition to 12-weeks of lectures the YWAM DTS will also be engaging in quite a few different activities:
      • Outreach to schoolies on the Gold Coast
      • Running a BBQ during the Gold Coast Indy races
      • Coffee Van outreach
    • The DTS will also get to go deep sea fishing, beach fishing, estuary fishing from a boat and pig hunting.
    • They will also get to make traditional aboriginal weapons and a didgeridoo plus go 4x4ing, kayaking, camping and undergo bush survival training.
    • You can find out more about the school at http://www.outdoorsdts.com.au/
  • YWAM Targu Mures in Romania
    • YWAM Targu Mures acquired a new YWAM Centre in Central Romania earlier this year.
    • YWAM Targu Mures is located in the heart of Transylvania in central Romania. They currently run a discipleship training school, a school of worship and a Call to Worship seminar. They also actively work at partnering with local churches and working with the people of the community around them. The centre also operates a coffee house called Open Caffe, which regularly hosts musical acts from Romania and around the world.
    • You can find out more about the ministry at http://ywam-targumures.com/index.html
  • International YWAMer Story Competition
    • If you have a story, or know of anyone else who has a story to tell, visit the International YWAMer web-site at www.internationalywamer.org.
  • YWAM Information Technology
    • Over at ywamit.net you can find a community of people from Youth With A Mission who are currently working with the technology in the mission. We talk about different technologies that are available, how we are using them and how they can help our YWAM centres. Recently we’ve talked about:
      • The use of free web services
      • social networking and privacy
      • Internet content filtering
      • and more…
    • You can visit the web-site and find out more at http://ywamit.net
  • Long Term YWAM Staff Bob Franke, who was serving with YWAM Tyler Texas, passed away this past week due to cancer.
  • YWAM Golf Tournament on August 30th, 2010 in Colorado Springs
    • On August 30th YWAM Colorado Springs is holding a golf tournament to help raise funds for their ministry. You can find out more at www.ywamgolf.com.
  • Second most played post in the world is Cricket, which was finally guessed from a question I asked back in episode 13.

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