As you can tell from watching the news, we are living in one of the most critically important seasons in all of spiritual history. The entire world is in one sort of turmoil or another. We see violence in Iraq, the Sudan, Afghanistan, and the Israeli-Palestinian situation. Political tensions are growing between the USA and our historic Allies in Europe. Polarization, uncertainty about the future, and insecurity fill the air.
I Chronicles 12:32 tells us about "...[the] men of Issachar, who understood the times and knew what Israel should do." They were the strategists of their day for God's Kingdom here on earth. They understood the spiritual season they were living in, and the geo-political dynamics happening all around them. They also understood God's goals for the world they were living in, and what the people of God should do to accomplish those goals.
Here at YWAM NSI, we have set our hearts on being just like the tribe of Issachar. Through fervent prayer, revelation from God, travel to "spy out the land", and a lot of hard work doing extensive research, we have been following God into His strategic harvest fields in this tumultuous season of spiritual history that we have been born into.
In answering the question, "What should the people of God do?" we identify, launch and coordinate global strategic initiatives - "big idea" plans that are more than any one mission organization or church would accomplish by themselves.
About Youth With A Mission
Youth With A Mission is an international movement of Christians from many denominations dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. Also known as YWAM (pronounced "WYE-wam"), our calling is to know God and to make Him known.
Back when we began in 1960, our main focus was to get youth into short-term mission work and to give them opportunities to reach out in Jesus' name. Today, we still focus on youth, and we also involve people of almost every age (even many people who choose to spend their "retirement" in active service). We are currently operating in more than 1000 locations in over 149 countries, with a staff of nearly 16,000.
Please visit www.ywam.org for more about the international ministries of Youth With A Mission.