Loren Cunningham on OMT* movement

Dear YWAM family…

As most of you would know, Loren and I just celebrated our 60th wedding anniversary. During this time, we have been blessed by so many gifts, prayers and well wishes from many YWAM friends around the world. THANK YOU!

Last Friday (June 16th), Loren had had a very full day and was quite tired. He was scheduled to Zoom in the evening at 8:00 pm to the Go Persia Conference, made up of YWAMers in three of the “stans”. He said to me, “I’m not sure I will have the strength to do a full two hours, Dar.” (Inside I smiled and thought “once he gets going on this heart message of OMT (Oral Mother Tongue), he will easily Zoom the full two hours!”) God truly anointed him! He said when he finished, “Darlene, I believe this was the best presentation I have ever given!” Chong Ho, his traveling “point man” on the other end of all of these events posted on FaceBook “Most clear and powerful OMT message delivered since the beginning. [Loren’s] body is getting weaker but his communication is getting stronger! We love and honor you!”

Many of you have been asking for a video of Loren’s best teaching on OMT. Well, this is it – thanks to ChongHo for his prompt editing. Fresh bread from the oven: videoed June 16, 2023.

Feel free to distribute this widely throughout the YWAM family. The more people who hear, receive and take action on the message, the more it will bless Loren’s heart…and more importantly, the heart of the Father!


*OMT (Oral Mother Tongue)



The problem with being a Mission Builder volunteer is that choosing between all the great YWAM ministries and locations is difficult! No doubt we’re making your decision a bit harder by offering these three new opportunities. But no worries, MBI is here as always to help you with the process from beginning to end so you can be a unique blessing to as many frontline missionaries as you desire.

You’ll find even more opportunities and an easy online application on our website:

YWAM Borgen, Norway

This Norwegian location has a heart for the world and, in particular, is a gospel-oriented connecting point for the nations and peoples of the Arctic region (Norway, Finland, Sweden, and Russia). They conduct camps, youth conferences, and—you guessed it—a Northern Lights DTS.

YWAM Borgen needs the practical help of volunteers like you! They currently have no kitchen staff, so anyone who loves to cook and could run a kitchen, especially during their DTS, would be a huge blessing. They’re also undertaking several long-term building projects, from a new office to a prayer chapel to staff apartments and renovations. Of course, there are plenty of other daily jobs for volunteers. Would you be willing to serve at this fantastic location?

YWAM Santa Cruz, CA

YWAM Santa Cruz is a brand-new training location that equips and sends out young people for local and global missions. They offer training through their DTS and Biblical Core Course to prepare students to take the gospel to the nations. But they are as passionate about reaching the local homeless community and Bay Area youth as they are about serving those beyond America’s shores.

Does their vision (and sunny California location) resonate with you? If so, we encourage you to volunteer and help with their housing renovations, kitchen needs and food prep, childcare, groundskeeping, and more!

YWAM Cross Wind, KS

Do you have a heart for children at risk? If so, consider serving at YWAM Cross Wind. They have a new debt-free campus where they continue to present Christ to children and prisoners nationally and internationally, a work they’ve pursued since 2003.

YWAM Cross Wind runs seven weeks of on-location camps for foster kids and children of prisoners each summer. These double as hands-on training for leaders learning to run camps and make Christ known to at-risk children in their communities. Additionally, YWAM Cross Wind runs a children-at-risk DTS, serves their local community as a retreat and conference location, and partners with international locations doing the same work.

What does all this mean? YWAM Cross Wind needs potential staff and volunteers with a variety of skills. It’s a perfect opportunity for graduate DTS students to join the team and help lead their DTS or serve as long-term or interim team members, assisting with retreat hospitality, staff recruiting, office work, cooking, and maintenance. Short-term volunteers could help set up Wi-Fi, paint, mow, keep the grounds and flower beds, do general handy work, etc.

DTS grads: Check out MBI’s AfterDTS program and volunteer short-term at YWAM Cross Wind and other locations to find your potential long-term mission!

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