Therefore, my dear brothers,
stand firm. Let nothing move you.
to the work of the Lord,
your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
Why do you need partners? Why do you believe to raise support this way? Why should I become a partner?
" 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."
" 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.'"
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.
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)
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
- 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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