Kira Hietala

Hey! I’m Kira Hietala a full time missionary with YWAM (Youth With A Mission) here in Kona, Hawaii!

YWAM is a non-profit missions organization designed to send young people out in to the nation field, save the lost, and see the love of God poured out to every tribe tongue and nation. Our desire is to see this generation so gripped by the love of Jesus that their hearts will be set ablaze and so met by Jesus that they will go out in all the world and share the good news!

I did my DTS which is a 6 month (discipleship training school) in Kona, Hawaii. Three months of training and three months applying what we learned in the nations. My life was completely transformed to love Jesus with my whole heart and to see the need of His people to be met by His love. For my outreach I went to Norway and Sweden. This is where I fell in love with missions and felt God calling me long term.

I have committed the next 2 years to serve and be a full time missionary within our Fire and Fragrance community here at YWAM Kona. I am doing the Leadership track and we have gotten multiple opportunities of serving in the community. I got to serve at the Iron Man World Championship, volunteer at local high school football games and serve the homeless. We are like the first respondents on campus and around the island when it comes to serving. After the leadership track, I will be placed as staff for the upcoming DTS which will be three months of discipling students and three months co-leading a team to the nations.

Would you prayerfully consider partnering with me in prayer and financially to see a generation saved across the nations?!