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Kirsten Joss

Kirsten Joss


Hi! My name is Kirsten Joss, a full time missionary with YWAM (Youth With A Mission) in Kailua Kona!


I serve on staff with the Foundation School. The Foundation School is grades Kindergarten through High school or ages 4-18 years old. Foundation School is focused on building a foundation for your heart and life. Our motto is that “It starts in your heart”. YWAM also focuses on “To know God and make Him known”.


This school runs for 12 weeks each quarter. During the 12 weeks the children learn about the Father heart of God, Holy Spirit, life of Jesus, inner healing of the heart, Armor of God (Spiritual Warfare), life on missions, Fruit of the Spirit, Spiritual Gifts, and many other subjects. Throughout the week the children also have time to go to worship, study the Bible, journal, have quiet times, do homework, sports & playtime activities, and they also get a chance to do an outreach (ministry work) in the community.


These children come from all over the USA and even different countries as their parents are here at YWAM to be trained as missionaries and to be sent out all over the world to continue to do missions and further God’s kingdom! It has been an honor, blessing, and a privilege to be able to teach God’s precious children and to invest and impact this next generation. Our mission in YWAM is to send out young people with burning hearts to the ends of the earth carrying the love of Jesus. That is what I am dedicating my life to. There is no greater calling than saying “Yes” to telling others about Jesus.


I feel so called to train, lead, disciple & mentor, coach, and teach children. Proverbs 22:6 says, “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old, they will not turn from it.” Although children are young and sometimes overlooked by people, I see God use each child and teen, and their gifts in such specific ways. I always have so much to learn from the kids. They really have so many characteristics that we can learn from. Children are so full of faith with no reason to doubt God’s goodness. Children live with such a sense of awe and wonder every day there’s something in the eyes of a Child to see as they see.


My heart burns to see a movement arise within Gen-Z and Gen-Alpha. My heart burns to see Gen-Z and Gen-Alpha to find break-through in their lives and to see them set on fire for God to help fulfill the great commission. I long to see Gen-Z and Gen-Alpha to bring revival here in this world!


I have been with YWAM for the past year, and have committed the next year or two to serve on staff, however I am open to whatever the Lord has for me! While on staff, I will continue to mentor, disciple, lead, and teach children about life, education, missions, and Jesus! I am overly excited for this opportunity and journey on where God is leading me.


If you feel led to pray or to give, I would love for you all to partner along with us! I would be so honored if you would prayerfully consider partnering with me financially to help ignite a generation into being catalysts that will touch the world!


Matthew 28:19-20 says, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with always, to the very end of the age.”



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