We started our journey as a small team back in 2006, subletting a few desks from another Christian ministry that accommodated us in their North Point premises, pursuing our mission primarily through the Gateway Camp and Outreaches.
Very quickly the Gateway Camp numbers multiplied to an average of one thousand and a half campers, hundreds of volunteers on site during the event, dozens of interns and volunteers seasonally in our offices, and a growing team of full time staff from Hong Kong and overseas.
We rapidly outgrew the office space, our budgets and resources and in 2010, God led us miraculously to our current facilities in Chai Wan. (Read more…)
The relocation ushered in a new season of expansion beyond the Gateway Camp into many year round programs and expressions, serving local churches in Hong Kong as well as the mainland, and conducting many outreaches into different parts of the world.
What started with a small team focused on one project evolved into and continues to grow as a vibrant YWAM missionary community.
Our current YWAM base is made of the premises we rent for the ministry center and the housing flats for our staff in the neighborhood.
After praying for a while about the future long term development of the ministry, we believe that the next step to support the growth that will come in this season, is to do our part to be fully established and rooted in Chai Wan, by purchasing our first facility.
Our current facility is well suited for us, it's well located, and holds great potential for further development. Owning it will enable us to improve it, maximise its use, and reinvest the financial resources that would otherwise be spent on rent, in growing expansion needs like housing for staff and students.
We believe this facility is not an end in itself, but is the first of those that we will acquire through the coming years as we continue to grow into a fully fledged missional community centre, training campus and base of operations.