Welcome to the Youth With A Mission News Show for November 2023. This month we hear about emergency repairs to the YWAM Koha ship, a miracle life saved in PNG, the passing of Joseph Chean in Turkey, YWAM Lyon's Bible Distribution project, Loren Cunningham's new book that is to be released soon, we introduce a new segment rating your YWAM memes, and more …

Thank you for downloading this, the 139th 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/139



YWAM Ship m/v YWAM Koha Repairs

YWAM Ships Aotearoa just completed this year's outreach to Fiji.


Unfortunately the m/v YWAM Koha was found to be in need of significant repairs at the end of their outreach. The only way to fix this significant engineering issue is to take it out of the water, and fix it in dry dock in Fiji. The cost of repairs is $300,000 NZD.

Since they made their need known in the middle of November, the full amount of funds needed have already been raised! This means that the vessel will be able to be repaired, and the ship and crew will be back in New Zealand by Christmas.

Praise God!

The best place to follow along with their journey on their Facebook Page.

Newborn Revived in Remote PNG

We bring you this report from YWAM Ships Australia ...

“I’m not a midwife! I will pray!” Hannah Peart cried, as she ran through the night in search of local health care workers. Hannah, a registered nurse, was serving with YWAM Medical Ships in the Delta Fly District of Western Province, Papua New Guinea.

It was a medical emergency. Seconds earlier, while treating patients, a lady had run into the clinic in search of urgent assistance. There was a mother in labour, but the baby was stuck at the shoulders – head delivered, but very blue.

Help in tow, Hannah returned to find the baby born limp and not breathing. Joanna, one of the health care workers, took immediate charge; administering manual suction whilst instructing Hannah to begin CPR.

They were fighting difficult odds, with no oxygen, and no appropriately sized mask to administer the baby assistance. After five long minutes of stimulation, CPR, and suction, the baby started breathing – shallow and irregularly. After another five, shallow but on their own. After a further ten, a wash of relief fell over the team as the baby gave its first loud cry. This baby was a living miracle, in front of their eyes, within their arms.

“I am amazed at the health workers here,” Hannah said, reflecting on the experience, “not only their expertise, but their persistence. Even with such limited resources, they do not give up.”


You can read more stories like that on the YWAM Ships Australia web-site, ywamships.org.

Update on Island Reach Conversion

We have a new update from YWAM Ships Switzerland...

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