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Where does the money go?

Direct donations are, in the most cases, used toward sustaining the longevity of ministry. Examples of this include, but are not limited to,  ministry supplies and tools,  utilities, meals, outreaches, travel and furlough. 
Please note: tax receipts are issued only for residents of the United States.
Per IRS guidelines all contributions to Youth With A Mission San Francisco Bay Area are income tax deductible and made with the understanding that Youth With A Mission San Francisco Bay Area has complete discretion and control over the use of all donated funds.

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Therefore, my dear brothers, 
stand firm. Let nothing move you. 
Always give yourselves fully 
to the work of the Lord, 
because you know that 
your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

1 Corinthians 15:58 

Why do you need partners? Why do you believe to raise support this way? Why should I become a partner?

Our Heart is Friends

Out with the Old Mindset and in with the New!

From day one we learn how to be independent. You are encouraged to walk, eat, get dressed all on your own... and although we need to do things on our own to help enable us to make decisions, learn responsibility and gain a sense of freedom, as the saying goes, “No man is an island”.

It has been a very thought (and heart) provoking  journey to challenge society’s ideas of financial independence. We have willingly entered a career in which we choose not to get paid... where is the sense in that? However, as we marked our 10 years in full-time missions, we have only begun to scratch the surface of what we have signed up for, and we’ll tell you - It is FAR BETTER than we could have imagined or even hoped for!
" Ironically, the more we purport to be strong without the help of others, 
the more we are weakened. At the same time, confessing our weakness and admitting 
our need for God and others strengthen us."
-   Friend Raising, Betty Barnett

One of my favorite books on the subject of finances is Friend Raising by Betty Barnett . She articulates so well what we have been struggling to communicate for years. The opening line says, ‘Many Christians considering full-time missionary service are more fearful of support raising than of being martyred on the mission field’. That is 100% me. In fact, that is almost everyone I know who is in full-time missions. So with that in mind, I wanted to learn why this is... because this shouldn’t be the case. And if I could understand why, then maybe it wouldn’t be so hard... but boy, was I wrong!

Like I said, independence is something you are learning your whole life and now learning to embrace the opposite is something that has begun to stretch me to a new found freedom.

Why can’t I be independent?

Bottom line... people need people. How would life be if it was you and ONLY you? Adam needed Eve because the wildlife just wasn’t cutting it.

Some people need people more than others. I LOVE people! I NEED people! In fact, my Kindergarten report card commented that I was the “social butterfly” of the class. In fact, I often comment that I have an illness called the ‘I don’t want to miss out on anything’ disease. People bring me life and I am refreshed by spending time with LOTS of people. Luke is more the one-on-one kind of guy. He is refreshed by the building of deep friendships. Either way, we need people and it brings life!

I have been introduced to an unfamiliar term but it is something that I have believed in and have been practicing for years. It is INTERDEPENDENCE.

Defined, Interdependence is ‘a dynamic of being mutually responsible to and sharing a common set of principles with others. Interdependence recognizes the truth in each position and weaves them together. It can also be defined as the interconnectedness and the reliance on one another.’

As explained, it's about relationship. It's about unity. It’s about friends. It's sharing the values of God’s work and working together to see it happen.

God’s Work is Everyone’s Calling.

We are all called to do God’s work, whether in our home town or in a foreign land, and how much more effective would we be if we were united in purpose  with our friends... The relationship is already there! Our friends are the closest thing to our heart, so as we invest into one another emotionally and spiritually, it would be a wonderful privilege for us to work with you “professionally”.
I sensed the Lord saying, 'The tree's strength depends on it's broad 
network of roots. Your strength depends on the wide 
network of interdependant people with you in My service. 
Therefore, in battle you are able to withstand the firey darts of the enemy.'"
-   Friend Raising, Betty Barnett

Let me explain to you that inviting you to partner with us is much more than money. It is us asking you to DEEPEN OUR FRIENDSHIP! It is the love and excitement of the relationship we have with you that compels us to invite you to work together with us to see God’s heart outworked around the world.

Our prayer is that you would be encouraged to strengthen our natural camaraderie and kindred-spirit. That we can influence the nations together as we pour into one another. That we can be united in Spirit and in Action!


Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their work... 
Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Ecclesiastes 4:9,12 
Click to find out more why YWAMers Raise Support 
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Youth With A Mission (YWAM) is a volunteer movement of thousands of Christians in hundreds of locations who are seeking to make Christ known in word and deed. Most people in YWAM need financial partners in order to do their ministry. They depend on God to motivate people to contribute their financial resources. Any amount is greatly appreciated.

No one in Youth With A Mission receives a salary. Each person, from the newest volunteer to the International President, is responsible for his or her own needs. Some staff receive regular support from a home church, friends or family, while others rely on provision from different sources.

YWAM has purposely chosen to emphasize personal support raising as the primary means of funding for our staff. Although we recognize there are many other valid ways of financing ministry, the way we have chosen is based on Biblical principles and has enabled us to include tens of thousands of people each year from over 130 countries in the task of fulfilling the Great Commission...

...We believe, and have experienced over and over, that personal support raising provides many benefits to our staff. It often creates a close bond between the financial partner and the worker on the field, it helps our workers experience God's faithfulness in tangible ways, and when combined with a commitment to pray as well as to give, it provides powerful teamwork that results in encouragement for our workers and supernatural blessing on our ministries. 
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Luke and Angela Haythorpe are missionaries with a global missions organization called Youth With A Mission (YWAM). They have been pioneering the first YWAM work in San Jose, CA with the hopes to see many lives transformed for Jesus. 

The YWAM ministry in San Jose is called Ember Ink. The mission of YWAM Ember Ink is to provide opportunities to connect people with the love of Jesus, respond to him and see positive transformation in individuals, communities and culture. (Mark 16:15, Matthew 28:19)

Reaching out to our local community as well as abroad, we are creating projects and programs to show the love of Jesus and make long lasting relationships with those in need. Showing mercy and compassion to the broken and hurting. Helping them find healing and freedom. (Matthew 5:14, Micah 6:8)

Our History...  

Luke and Angela have been working with YWAM as a family since 2001. Having met at YWAM Townsville, Australia in 2000, they were married in 2001 and worked there until 2009 where they moved to the USA to start YWAM in San Jose, CA.

Luke is an Aussie from South Australia and Angela is a Bay Area, California native. They have 4 children and are now leading YWAM Ember Ink. Together they have a combined experience in:

  • Discipleship Training Schools
  • Communications
  • Music Ministry
  • Ministry Operations/Logistics
  • The Arts
  • Youth Ministry
  • Children's Ministry
  • Development of School Programs
  • Justice Advocacy

Luke has been in YWAM since January 1999.
Angela has been in YWAM since January 2000.

Their 4 adorable and talented children are also 100% in missions too... please see 'Kid Missionaries" for some of the stories of how they exercise their individual faith.

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