YWAM Ships Aotearoa exists to empower isolated Pacific islands and remote shoreline villages through health and healing services.
Our vision is to be a catalyst to help island communities thrive. That is a big goal based on the belief that every person has value and should have access to the necessities of life: basic healthcare, clean water, education, and a future of hope.
As of March of 2019, YWAM Ships Aotearoa has expanded with the gift of the M/V YWAM Koha, which calls Tauranga Moana home. We hope to send her out to be a gift to the Pacific islands soon.
We believe the Lord is raising up people fro all across our great nation of Aotearoa to use their unique giftings to bless the isolated peoples of the pacific.
We work with local governments.
We partner with local authorities and go by invitation only, developing long-term and sustainable partnerships.
We provide free medical care.
We sail to isolated places, set up clinics ashore, and conduct surgeries on board for free.
100% of our team are volunteers.
From our founder to our janitor, our team do not get a salary but raise their own support through their circle of influence.