Youth Missions International

Rating: 4.97 stars   33 reviews

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Location: 1901 S. Jefferson Avenue #212 Tacoma WA 98402 USA

Mission: Empowering young people to continually live and share their faith in the global communities they serve.
Results: From 2007 to 2011, YMI has conducted mission trainings camps in 10 states, training thousands of youth from 14 different states in evangelism, leadership, team building, cultural awareness, and cross cultural ministry. Over 200 teens have gone on to lead ministry in both domestic and international mission fields. YMI has provided eight summer internships for college-age young adults with a vision for integrating their vocation with their faith. Our teams have shared the Gospel in 14 countries on five continents, generating thousands of professions of faith. Thousands more have heard the message of salvation and now have a relationship with local church community. Both at home and abroad, YMI is help churches effectively connect with the communities they serve. As a result of the YMI ministry in Ukraine, God was able to give the local church a vision for children's ministry. In Brazil, YMI helped give the local church in Atibaia a vision for reaching their community through sports. They have since hired a youth and sports pastor to run weekly sports ministry for kids on the streets. As a direct result of this ministry, God has brought many of the street kids into a relationship with Him and they are now part of a church community that loves and cares for them. YMI is seizing the opportunity to fill an international void by replicating our ministry in countries all over the world. We designed the YI program in such a way that it can be adapted to meet the needs of each country's unique culture and used to train and motivate indigenous youth to serve their local church and surrounding communities. As a result, God has given the indigenous missionaries we partner with in a vision for establishing sister organizations in countries around the world. As a result YMI has now begun in Brazil (2010) and Peru (2011), with more countries asking us to help them begin our ministry in their nation.
Target demographics: Junior High, Senior High and College-Age Young People.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 2,000+
Geographic areas served: North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia
Programs: Mission training, evangelism training, sports camps, local mission trips, international mission trips.
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EIN 20-8903588
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Rating: 4 stars  

I personally know many of the young people and adults who go with them to many different countries. The youth have been challenged and changed by these trips. They are well prepared by a training camp. We are happy to help support some of these youth.

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hey, so my husband and I have been involved with YMI for about 6 years now. We've been impressed with the impact YMI has had on the youth they work with. These teens come back with a changed world view, and better skills to serve in their local communities. We've also been pleased to see YMI working with nationals in the various countries they reach out to-- the contacts YMI makes and the ministries they assist with continue long after the Americans are gone. Good stuff! :)

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See it started in more countries around the world

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Youth Missions International has a way of reaching and developing young individuals in their Christian walk that furthers not only their own faith but the practical life work of furthering the Gospel of Christ. I volunteered for YMI several time in past years and have been blessed by the Christ centered teaching and encourage. Today, I support YMI monthly and I know that God entrusted money to me in order to invest in the operations of organizations like Youth Missions International.

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Rating: 5 stars  

In sending teams of high school students, college students and churches out on short term trips to spread the gospel, YMI not only impacts those people the teams work with but the lives of the team members as well.

My son's life was changed forever by a YMI trip to Ukraine. He saw God using his team to hugely impact children and pastors. He was also given the opportunity by his trip leaders to really stretch himself and step into a team leadership role.

Seeing the effect of his actions, much prayer and God's grace, my son decided that he wanted to work in missions full time after graduating from college. He is well on his way to doing this.

YMI offers opportunities that change lives!

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my family, watching the growth and change in my son.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do nothing. YMI is making changes on its own and growing in expertise.

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2011

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