The heart of YWAM is to know God and make Him known, so we work with them training, challenging, and discipling young people who will wholeheartedly pursue Jesus and from that place, they will take the Gospel into the nations. We also get to go with them, traveling in teams and finding ways to meet practical needs while sharing Jesus everywhere we go. We've seen love flooding the slums in Nicaragua, we've witnessed restoration and forgiveness shaking hands in homes in Mexico, we've watched tear-eyed as healing took place in Ukraine, as joy took over the streets in Spain, as freedom was loudly proclaimed in families in Peru... and we long for more, until all have heard.
Jacob is from Berlin, Ohio. He lived in the same house, same town until he moved to Louisville, Kentucky to join Youth With a Mission. Gail, on the other hand, was born in Oklahoma but grew up in four different countries and isn't sure which one she would call home. YWAM Louisville is where we met, fell in love and got married, and that is where we currently feel called to serve. Having traveled to many different countries, we have both been met by the world's desperate need for a Savior and the reality that the Gospel can really bring healing and freedom beyond our wildest dreams. Because of our own personal stories of brokenness and restoration we are passionate and fully committed to see others come to know God for who He truly is.