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Director’s Letter


Dear World Changer,

Welcome to YWAM Converge.

I sat down on a steep grassy hill overlooking the small Peruvian village at 12,000 feet overshadowed by the snow-capped Andes Mountain peaks. My Youth With A Mission Director asked me, “What do you want to do next?”

How would you answer that question?

I thought about how many people our School of Evangelism students had served on that outreach. And then I thought about how many different activities we did. Our YWAM team had ministered in churches through drama, teaching, and prayer. We helped Bible translators working among the Quechua people. We planted a church and baptized dozens of new believers in the frigid waters at 17,000 feet. But that’s not all we did. We did sports ministry, construction work, radio communications, and much more.

I realized our small team was making a difference in that small village in the Andes Mountains. We were changing the world for thousands of people through specialized areas of influence. That was my answer! I began to look for more students who are seeking to make a difference in the world.

You are a future world-changer. We built the Converge platform to connect you to a missional internship that will empower you to make a difference in your world.

Missional leaders around the world are seeking people just like you who seek to spend some time on the field where God is calling you. On the Converge platform, Missional leaders quickly and easily create an internship program for their missional organizations.

When you are accepted on a Converge internship, you get to choose your own mentor, build cross-cultural relationships, and complete a project that you get to design with Missional leaders on the field.

Converge is ready to connect you and a new generation of missional leaders who want to serve in every area of influence.

Mary and I are the directors of YWAM Converge. We have led over 340 students from over 100 colleges and universities on 75 internships related to various fields of study in 35 countries since 1989.

Under the leadership of the Holy Spirit and the encouragement of the international leaders of YWAM’s University of the Nations, I formed an international team and founded the Student Mobilization Centre, which is now directed by John Hwang. We developed the School of University Ministries & Missions and trained missionaries in India, Thailand, S. Korea, Colombia, Ecuador, and the USA, to equip YWAM staff. YWAM now has university missions teams in over 100 cities in 35 countries. Imagine the impact!

You see, we believe the university is God’s idea. God is the original artist, communicator, gardener, counselor, lawgiver and just judge, teacher, architect & builder, healer, and father of us all. The mission of God includes every area of influence.

As a Converge intern, you get to learn how your studies relate to God’s mission.

Converge is connecting skilled internship candidates to relevant global projects through an online recruiting, training, and fundraising platform.

Why is an online missions platform so important?

Because it allows students from anywhere to participate in online training without the added cost of traveling to an orientation site and it serves missional organizations around the world by simplifying the process of running an internship program.

We were commissioned as a YWAM ministry location in 2016. We seek YWAM staff and volunteers who are passionate for Jesus, people who are willing to learn new things, develop marketable skills, and want the knowledge of the glory of the Lord to cover the earth.

The Converge program is ready to connect hundreds of interns every year. Would you help us connect students to missional organizations so they will learn to make a difference?

Part of establishing the Converge platform means securing monthly operational funding and sponsorship funding for students from underdeveloped countries. Would you commit to pray and give toward this ministry?

Learn about our many projects and missionaries on our Donate page where you may also make a secure online donation. Please consider making a monthly pledge to help students around the world make a difference.

If you choose to write a check, please make payable to “YWAM” and write your designation to a project or a missionary in the memo. 

Send to: YWAM, PO Box 1526, Ocean City, NJ 08226.

Thank you for your encouragement and support!

God Bless You!

Together in the Great Commission,


John Henry, Director

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