Welcome to Youth With A Mission- Springs of Living Water. We are a community focused on reaching out locally and globally, through evangelism, training and mercy ministries. Located in Chico, California, we inspire, equip and send missionaries throughout the world. YWAM Chico is part of a much bigger picture. Youth With A Mission is a global movement, with thousands of locations worldwide. Every one of us can sum up who we are and what we do in one statement: To know God and make Him known.


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Know God and make Him known.

DTS is your first step into missions with YWAM. The spring DTS has a focus on frontier missions. Outreach, prayer times and ministry training are geared toward those who have yet to hear the gospel. It begins February 24.

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YWAM offers exciting opportunities for Mission Builders.

Come live and minister alongside full-time missionaries as you use your skills to serve our campus. You can volunteer with us for up to 3 months.

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Memories of Africa

January 29th, 2016|1 Comment

It's time to write a final post about our time in Africa.  We are back [...]

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January 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

“What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are [...]

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Let the Adventure Begin

January 19th, 2016|0 Comments

He often used to say there was only one Road; that it was like a [...]

Mission Quotes

People who do not know the Lord ask why in the world we waste our lives as missionaries. They forget that they too are expending their lives… and when the bubble has burst, they will have nothing of eternal significance to show for the years they have wasted.
Nate Saint, Martyred Missionary
I have but one candle of life to burn, and I would rather burn it out in a land filled with darkness than in a land flooded with light.
John Keith Falconer, Martyred Missionary
Does it not stir up our hearts, to go forth and help them, does it not make us long to leave our luxury, our exceeding abundant light, and go to them that sit in darkness?
Amy Carmichael, Missionary to India
The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed.
Hudson Taylor, China Inland Mission
To know the will of God, we need an open Bible and an open map.
William Carey, Father of Modern Missions
I believe that in each generation God has called enough men and women to evangelize all the yet unreached tribes of the earth. It is not God who does not call. It is man who will not respond!
Isobel Kuhn, Missionary to China and Thailand
Here am I. Send me.
Isaiah, Prophet to Israel
Sympathy is no substitute for action.
David Livingstone, Missionary to Africa
I make it my ambition to preach Christ where he has not been named.
Paul, 1st Century Missionary
The Glory of God is man fully alive.
Iraneus, 2nd Century bishop and martyr