Why The Need for a Ship Ministry, Gap Year in YWAM, and Thank You from YWAM Africa

YWAM Podcast show

Summary: In this week's edition of the Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Podcast we talk about why there is still such a need for a ship based ministry, find out why a YWAM DTS as a good option for your Gap Year between high school and work or further education, hear about some of the work that YWAM's many volunteers are doing throughout Africa and find out many different ways that you can get involved in Youth With A Mission around the world with both training and outreach opportunities... Stories: Gap Year in YWAM Marine Reach Vessel M/V Pacific Hope is continuing to be refurbished in the Philippines. (http://ywampodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/11748_573525279345614_1440396098_n-300x224.jpg) Follow them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/marinereachnz) for the latest news. YWAM Australia Ship Setting Sail to PNG (http://ywampodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/408731_10151462293158780_1132549057_n-150x150.jpg) The YWAM Australia Ship the the M/V Pacific Link will be setting sail for Papua New Guinea on May 1 for another major outreach to the nation. There are still opportunites to join them on outreach to the PNG Gulf Province, Port Moresby, and the Western Province of Papua New Guinea. In addition to general volunteers they are looking for people with these specific skills: * Primary Health Care * Dental * Optometry * Ophthalmology * Ship and Marine Crew You can find out more about how you can get involved on their web-site, www.ywamships.org.au (http://www.ywamships.org.au/volunteer/outreach-options/). The Effects of Extreme Isolation In episode 57 of the YWAM Podcast (http://ywampodcast.com/pope-francis-and-ywam-my-pacific-hope-leaves-for-the-philippines-and-reaching-out-to-persecuted-christians-in-pakistan/) we talked about two of YWAM's sailing vessels focussing on the area of Micronesia for their outreach efforts. While it may be hard for us to understand how isolated these places are, and how hard it is on the people on those islands, I kind of started to grasp it while reading one of the more recent updates from the YWAM Ships OC web-site: (http://ywampodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Heading-to-Fanning-150x150.jpg)One thing that hit me like a brick after talking to nurses here today, in addition to all the others experiencing problems with transportation, is the direct effect on access to medical care.  Not having ships is the single largest limitation for people receiving available treatment.  Every conversation I had with dentists, nurses, medical assistants, the TB nurse, the public health nurse, all of them explained the reason they cannot treat people is that they cannot get to Christmas Island from Fanning and Washington even if they are sick.  The boat only goes a couple of times a year.  So, if someone is sick they have to survive somehow on their isolated island.  Even if they managed get to Christmas Island for treatment, they can¹t get home again for 3 or more months and the hospital has to pay them money for them to live on while the wait and wait for the next ship. You can read the full update on their web-site, www.ywamships.net (http://ywamships.net/2013/04/isolation/). Thank You from YWAM Africa for all the Volunteers A thank you from Kobus van Niekerk, a lead elder with Youth With A Mission in Africa. YWAM Hockey Still In Need of Volunteers (http://ywampodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/478742_560109784029535_660235017_o-300x200.jpg) YWAM Hockey is still in need of a goalie and 2 - 3 more players for the Hockey Summer Of Service, as well as local volunteers to help with the camps in Calgary, Prince George and Kelowna. The Hockey Summer of Service runs from July 10 - August 10 and involves serving in different areas of the hockey camps, including on ice and off ice activities. Find out more on their web-site, www.ywamhockey.com (http://ywamhockey.com/YWAM/Hockey_SOS.html). Next Month on YWAM Organic