The Arua base was established in 2001 with the aim of being a bridge of healing to the neighboring war-torn countries. It is also the support base for the new YWAM work in Yei, southern Sudan.
The national office is located in the town of Jinja. It is the administrative centre of YWAM Uganda and also helps form links with local churches and develop relationship to promote unity to overcome denominational boundaries.
The Soroti YWAM base is located in North East of Uganda . They are heavily involved in Relief work, AIDS project (FACE), and various community development programs.
TORCH stands for Together Restoring Community Hope. Most of their work is in the Kayunga District but the administrative centre is in Jinja town. Last year several of our staff provided medical care in Internal Displaced People (IDP) camps in Katakwi. The three ministries operating at the TORCH base are Kangulumira Integrated Health program, Child Education Sponsorship, and Spring of Hope.
Buvuma Island Base
The Buvuma Islands are located in Lake Victoria just south of Jinja. They have a base on Lingira and Namiti island where healthcare projects are operated. The islands have poor infrastructure and communications so much of work the work consist of primary health care, construction, immunizations programs, and training.
The Kampala Base focuses on training and discipling young people. Their vision is to train and equip 1000 people by 2020 and to transform their lives to love God and prepare them for works of service beyond their boundaries. They do this through running the DTS and the School of Evangelism and Pioneering.
Please visit www.ywamuganda.org for more information about YWAM in Uganda.
Founder - Loren Cunningham
YWAM began its early days in 1960, in a bedroom-office in California. Today Loren and his wife Darlene head up this organization from their home in Hawaii. It has been an amazing experience. Loren and Darlene keep up a strenuous schedule of travel, and to date Loren has visited every country on the planet! He continues to proclaim the gospel, to encourage fellow YWAMers, and, by example, to pursue the Great Commission. Darlene is frequently occupied leading schools. Darlene and Loren work as a team, each being gifted with their own ministries. These two dedicated people have the same dynamic as the day they set out on this incredible journey.
11 000 staff currently operate in more than 900 locations in over 140 countries. Youth With A Mission (YWAM) is an international and energetic movement of Christians whose passion is to know God and to make Him known. In 1960, the main focus was to encourage youth into short-term mission work, giving them opportunities to reach out in Jesus’ name. Today, our focus is still on youth, but we also involve people of every age working as teams. YWAM is always pioneering new ideas in new countries, fitting into the three main areas of our ministries: evangelism, training, and mercy ministries. We encourage cross-cultural understanding and make the gospel as fresh and relevant as possible. To learn more about YWAM International, go to www.ywam.org.
YWAM stands for Youth With A Mission. When I’m in conversation with people who are unfamiliar with YWAM, I like to actually use the whole name, ‘Youth With A Mission’, because I love to see their reaction to those words used together. I think most people find those words just a little dangerous or perhaps exciting. Maybe they think it’s not such a good thing for youth to have ‘A Mission’. And maybe it would be better if it were ‘People’ with a mission as ‘Youth’ are impulsive and hard to control. If they get a ‘Mission,’ why, they might just change everything! Exactly. – Tre Sheppard, YWAM staff
YWAM offers training programs in over 550 operating locations in 160 nations. YWAM’s global university is called the University of the Nations (UofN). Each of the UofN locations is committed to discipling men and women, while equipping them with the professional skills necessary to serve and reach the world for Christ.
The UofN offers training through studies in Arts, Christian Ministries, Communications, Counseling & Health Care, Education, Humanities & International Studies, and Science & Technology. The university seeks to combine traditional classroom learning with a discipleship atmosphere and practical mission-field experience. Many schools are bilingual. While there are seven main campuses internationally, hundreds of individual YWAM locations host UofN schools.
To apply for a 2nd level UofN course, you must first complete the Discipleship Training School (DTS) and then search online for YWAM training programs that interest you or read the UofN catalog online at www.uofn.edu.