Founded by Loren Cunningham in 1960, Youth With A Mission was is an international movement of Christians from many denominations dedicated to presenting Jesus Christ personally to this generation, to mobilize as many as possible to help in this task, and to the training and equipping of believers for their part in fulfilling the Great Commission. YWAM has since grown into a multi-generational movement that spreads over 180 nations with more than 1,100 bases joined together by a shared vision and values. As Christians of God's Kingdom, we are called to love, worship, and obey our Lord, to love and the Church, and to present the whole Gospel for the whole man throughout the whole world.
We believe that the Bible is God's inspired and authoritative word, revealing that Jesus Christ is God's Son, that man is created in God's image, that He created us to have eternal life through Jesus Christ, that although all men have sinned and come short of God's glory, God has made salvation possible through the death on the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ, that repentance, faith, love, and obedience are fitting responses to God's initiative of grace toward us, that God desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth, and that the Holy Spirit's power is demonstrated in and through us for the accomplishing of Christ's last commandment
The vision to begin YWAM Morelia began several years ago before our team ever came to this City with a young girl attending a DTS in Chapala, Mexico in 2008. She dreamt of something similar beginning in Morelia one day and shared the vision with other friends and leaders. In 2012 Daniel and Katie Holmberg had a dream of beginning a new YWAM Campus in Mexico, something very new and different, with a vision to see professionals coming and being equipped, to go out and through their vocation transform every place that their feet would touch. In their dream there were several key elements to the location they would be begin including:
- An international airport
- In the mountains
- A city of over a half-million people
- A city surrounded by indigenous
- The Historical Centre of Mexico
- A heart of the culture and art in Mexico
After research, they traveled with a team to several cities in Mexico that fit this description, one of which being Morelia. Upon arrival, they fell in love with the city and knew that this was HOME. Almost 9 1/2 months after their trip to Morelia, they were visiting again, and Katie went into labour with their first son. This marked the Word that God was speaking, "it is time, and it will be quicker than you had planned. When birth begins, there is nothing that can stop it, and the vision has been birthed."
Within a few months they made a big choice to move to Mazatlan Mexico to finish building their team and to begin a rather quick process to arrive in Morelia. "The vision has been through many, and many more will come, but we know that Morelia is in the heart of God and we are so excited to see all that the future will hold!"
Loren & Darlene Cunningham
Founders of YWAM
Have a quantitative and qualitative influence in the 7 spheres of society for the redemption of Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico, and the Nations.