East Africa Conservation, Collecting Glasses in the UK, Mission Building and Training Opportunities

YWAM Podcast show

Summary: The week we hear about the M/V Pacific Hope geing on route to the Philippines, we look at some tree planting and conservation projects in East Africa, we talk about a few different ways that you could get involved with Youth With A Mission and we also talk about some of the things that you may learn by spending time in YWAM ... Stories: M/V Pacific Hope on the way to the Philippines (http://ywampodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/481283_4981124119858_301163989_n.jpg) Some more information about the ship and the plans for it... The M/V Pacific Hope was built in Japan as a Marine Training vessel and is ideally suited for humanitarian work across the South Pacific. Its shallow draft allows it to enter small lagoons and rivers in order to reach the most isolated and poorest communities. The vessel is fifty four (54) meters long and weights 450 GRT’s. It can carry up to seventy (70) people and 155 cubic meters of humanitarian and emergency relief supplies. It has a cruising range of 20,000 miles. The vessel is equipped with two medical surgeries with volunteer medical teams concentrating on dental and cataract surgeries. Crewed entirely by volunteers the M/V Pacific Hope will operate out of the Port of Tauranga and Port Vila in Vanuatu. The vessel is expected to concentrate its activities in Vanuatu, Fiji, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea in the coming years. The vessel will arrive in the Philippines on the 2nd of April 2013 for a two-month stay before making its way back to New Zealand, via the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and Fiji. The vessel is expected to arrive in New Zealand around mid July 2013. The vessel will not only carry healthcare professionals but also “Mission Reach Teams” from local churches and youth groups in New Zealand who wish to send short term missions teams to a developing nation in the South Pacific. (source (http://www.rhema.co.nz/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=7457%3Arecent-addition-to-our-fleet-of-medical-aid-ships&Itemid=16)) Donate Sunglasses to Marine Reach UK (http://ywampodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/marine-reach-ministries-medical-outreaches-donate-sunglasses-1024x662.jpg) You can find out how to donate on the Marine Reach Ministries Medical site at www.medicalmission.co.uk (http://medicalmission.co.uk/help-by-donating-sunglasses/). YWAM Arusha Tree Planting and Environmental Conservation Projects Youth With A Mission Arusha in Tanzania, Africa is working with local communities on the reforestation of the land. Deforestation has decimated many areas of the country and has contributed to food shortages and more... Translation from local community leaders on the video: I visited those trees. We got more than 4,000 seedlings in 2005 and now more than 2000 trees are doing well. This means that more than half of all the trees we were given survived. When you plant three trees and two have survived, that is really encouraging. There are some NGO's that have been helping us and they are very close to my location and even Maklat Division. Youth With A Mission has been helping our community and they have given us seedlings and the community has received them. Find out more about YWAM Arusha and their ministy at www.ywamarusha.com (http://www.ywamarusha.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=21&Itemid=57). Frontier Filmmaking Seminar 2013 A 6-week YWAM seminar running from 24 August - 4 October 2013 in Chaing Mai, Thailand. Will cover many different topics including: * Cross Cultural Communication * Video Production & Lighting * Field Photography & Cinematography * Story Development & Scriptwriting * Directing Evangelistic Drama & Films * Audio Production for Film * Digital Video Editing Techniques * Team Building for Film Crew * Field Media Practicum/Production Assistant Role Find out more on the Create International Thailand Frontier Filmaking Seminar at www.createthailand.com