Welcome to the Youth With A Mission News Show for October 2023. This month we hear about Loren Cunningham, YWAM's founder, passing away, a prayer request for the Middle East, we get a report from the latest YWAM Leaders Gathering, hear a bit about the importance of missionary care in YWAM, see a medical outreach to a remote island in Vanuatu, and more …

Thank you for downloading this, the 138th episode of the Youth With A Mission News Show Podcast, I’m your host, Bill Hutchison.

You can contact us, subscribe to future episodes, leave comments, and find links to all the stories we talk about on the show notes for this podcast at ywampodcast.com/138



Loren Cunningham Passes Away

Loren Cunningham, founder of Youth With A Mission (YWAM) went to be with Jesus on October 6, 2023 at the age of 88.

Loren was the first person in history to travel for the sake of Christ and the Great Commission to every sovereign nation on earth, all dependent countries, and more than 100 territories (Mark 16:15). Now he has added one more “stamp” to his well-worn passport: HEAVEN!

Loren is often called the “de-regulator of missions” because he broke the 1960s missionary paradigm by creating opportunities for Youth to serve short-term, globally and unsalaried. This foresight opened the floodgates so that millions could come FROM everywhere and go TO everywhere as missionaries around the globe to proclaim the truth of God and display His love. 


Over at ywam.org you can read the full obituary, and also see messages honouring Loren by Franklin Graham, David Hamilton, and Lynn Green.

As we talked about last month, Loren's ministry focus in his last days was for translating the Bible and message of Jesus into every language on Earth. You can watch that vision, and find out more about that vision at ywampodcast.com/137. Loren was also busy writing a new book in this final months with Jeff Rogers called No Boundaries Within God's Will. The book is already at the printers, and due for release in November.

You can download the first chapter of the book for free at lorencunningham.com/legacy. You can also preorder the book on that page.

Pray for the Middle East

It is now more than two weeks since the latest escalation of violence in Israel / Palestine. As the horrific images and video footage is broadcast across the world our hearts are broken for the suffering that is taking place among both Israeli and Palestinian families. Until now, our YWAM family in Israel / Palestine and the wider region are all okay and most are remaining in place.

With no end in sight to the current crisis, and with the conflict spilling across borders into Lebanon, Syria and Iraq, we would like to ask our family and friends to pray:

* For an end to the violence and bloodshed

* For the Israeli hostages and for the Palestinian people in Gaza

* That the conflict will not widen to the surrounding nations

* For the Y family serving across the Middle...

Podden och tillhörande omslagsbild på den här sidan tillhör YWAM News Podcast. Innehållet i podden är skapat av YWAM News Podcast och inte av, eller tillsammans med, Poddtoppen.