Hello! We are Austin and Shivani and are full time missionaries through a program called YWAM (Youth With A Mission). We both did our missions training in 2017, fell in love with Jesus & missions, and moved full time to the Philippines at different times in 2018. It was there that we met, fell in love, and got married in May 2020 at the Canadian/US border.
Due to Covid-19, we were unable to get back into the Philippines as the borders were closed to all foreigners for over 2 years. In this time, we were able to serve at another missions base in Kansas City, Missouri, working remotely for the Philippines as well as getting essential training & building our foundations in marriage, leadership, and community.
During our time in the states, we were also able to pioneer a basketball ministry called Origins Basketball, using basketball as a tool to impact men and women for the gospel. In early 2023, we were finally able to make our transition back into the Philippines, working full-time overseas.
Our team in the Philippines have been targeting schools, churches, tribes, villages, prisons, orphanages, slums, brothels, government leaders and more. And we are so honored to be used by God to bring the good news of the gospel and His love to all areas of society.
We are so excited to share our journey with you! We believe the Philippines is only the platform of where God wants to take us. Our heart is to travel to the Middle East, India, and eventually the rest of the world to preach the gospel and share the love of Jesus.
Thank you for partnering with us, financially and in prayer. It is an honor to have you join in on the ministry that God is doing in and through our lives together. Let’s reach the nations together!
Austin & Shivani