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What do I do?

Youth With a Mission (ywam)

Founded in 1960, YWAM is the largest mission organization in the world. YWAM now has over 1,100 locations in over 180 countries, with a staff of over 18,000 volunteers. The heart of YWAM is to worship God, to serve God’s global purposes, and to champion young people.

homes of hope

Starting with a one off house build in 1990 Homes of Hope has now built over 5,000 homes for families in need in 21 countries. I am currently a Builder with Homes of Hope and have been able to connect and build houses for 30+ families in Mexico and Uganda.

Discipleship training school (dts)

Starting in september I will become director of the Music and Mission DTS in Ensenada. The M+M DTS is a 5-month programme that seeks to bring people into a more intimate relationship with God. It also gives students an opportunity to develop their abilities and direct them toward a greater cause.

Music + Media

One of the things I love is being able to use my passions in my work. I am able to do sound and play guitar for worship teams at YWAM and at church in Ensenada. I am also able to use my photography and videography to create Media content for YWAM.

Base Duties

Part of my day to day work is to help keep the YWAM community functioning. Whether it is gardening, cleaning, cooking, or something else, no day is the same. This really helps to add value and become a part of the community.

Mission Adventures

Mission Adventures is a short term missions programme for teenagers. Teams do outreaches with local ministires in places such as orphanages, soup kitchens, rehab centres and also have the opportunity of building with Homes of Hope. There are also daily sessions with worship, biible study and amazing guest speakers.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Onto Year 2

This past month I celebrated 1 year in full time missions (365 days) and what a year it has been! 

Me and the outreach team I led.
I was able to staff our Music and Missions DTS, a 5 month discipleship school where students grow in their relationship with God whilst developing their talents and learning how to use them to impact the world. 

As part of this school i was also able to lead a team of 15 on outreach through Mexico and Belize for 2 months. During this trip we were able to connect and share Jesus with thousands of people, build 5 houses for families in need, work with local schools, orphanages and churches. 

After staffing DTS I played in the worship team for our spring Mission Adventures program, Mission Adventures is a short-term mission trip experience for high school students and this program has a special place in my heart because the first time i came to YWAM Ensenada I was as part of this program. 

Since mission adventures finished I have been working in the Media department on base, making new promotion videos about our Schools, this has been such an awesome opportunity for me to use something I love doing to raise awareness and further the kingdom. 

Teaching Lecture in DTS
During this time i also have been working on becoming an official builder for Homes of Hope and on July 20th I will do my first build as a trained builder. 

To continue volunteering out here I need to raise a support network. to celebrate my first 365 days in missions and to cover the cost of another 365 days i need to raise £3650/$5700, this will cover my basic costs for the year. This covers £160/$250 p/m for rent(inc. utilities and food) and also covers debt built up since moving. 

What will the money go towards? 

Over the next year I will be moving into staffing another Music and Missions DTS here in Ensenada and I am so excited to see the transformation that is going to happen in the lives of the students who come and dedicate 5 months to developing and growing in their relationship with God. i will also be leading another outreach team for 2 months, hopefully to Uganda. I will also be more involved with Homes of Hope, building more houses, now that I am trained to build. 
Building in my new role with Homes of Hope

Please consider joining my support network, either with a continuous monthly donation or with one off donations and become part of the work out here in Ensenada. 

You can donate through the paypal button at the top right of this page or through www.ywamsdb.org or email me at josh.brown@ywamsdb.org for more information. 



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YWAM Ensenada
100 West 35th Street,
Suite R.
National City