My name is Allison Embernate and I am a full-time missionary with Youth with a Mission (YWAM). YWAM is a global Christian missions organization founded in 1960 with bases in over 180 countries. Our vision is to know God and to make Him known. We focus on three key areas: Evangelism, Training, and Mercy Ministries. Annually YWAM sends out thousands of short-term missionaries all over the world! Our mission is to worship God, to serve God’s global purposes, and to champion young people. I am so proud to be a part of this international Missions Organization. We desire to give God all the glory He is worthy of and to go and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19).
My story with YWAM began in 2019 when I moved to Kona, Hawaii to do a Discipleship Training School (DTS) called Fire and Fragrance. I never thought that I would go into full time missions, but during my time in Kona and Nepal, God began to ignite my heart for reaching people with the gospel. As I grew in understanding God’s love for me and began to experience the tangible peace and power of Jesus, I longed to see the rest of the world changed by this same love. I could not imagine walking away from my DTS and not helping lead others into this same truth and transformation. The transforming power of Jesus is just as real today as it was 2000 years ago!
In the Fall of 2020, I returned to Kona to staff the Fire and Fragrance DTS. I had the privilege of leading an outreach team to Colorado, North Carolina, and South Carolina. We saw Jesus move in such powerful ways during a time when our country was aching from all the chaos of Covid. This year I am excited to staff a second Fire and Fragrance DTS! My two-fold vision is to 1. Help DTS students cultivate a passion for Jesus and missions, 2. To see people across the world meet Jesus and walk in abundant life!
I am excited to continue doing full time missions with YWAM for at least the next few years! Because all roles in YWAM are unpaid, I am working on building a base of people to support me financially on a monthly basis. Would you be willing to partner with me to see young adults catalyzed into missions and to see the nations reached and transformed by the Gospel?