Ministries

YWAM Aruba has different ministries, and we are looking to expand. Our goal is to connect to local initiatives that match our calling and work together to help the people of Aruba.

Family Ministry

God’s love and a healthy relationship between husband and wife are the basis for a healthy family. We believe God gives us clear directions in His Word on the why, how and what of families. The YWAM Aruba community has a calling to focus on families. We want to help families establish a higher level of love, trust, and joy and help restore broken families. We want to encourage families to experience this by having fun, playing together and learning together. We will teach people what it means to be a family; what makes a family healthy, what is the Fatherheart of God and how does it show in a family, how to develop talents within a family, how can a family be an important aspect of a community (without overstepping its own boundaries), how does a family worship and learn more about God together. We want to help families find their calling and/or goals as a family and help prepare them to go into missions into every sphere of society.

Counseling

In Aruba there are many broken families. With a sky-high divorce rate, many one-parent-families, domestic violence and child abuse, this country needs healing in many places. One of the things we provide is counseling in the areas of marriage, family, and trauma. Our counseling provides safety for people to talk. By giving space to process and grieve, we help people to find a new perspective in life. 

Training

Marriage Couples Night
Together with Cas di Oracion, we organize a Marriage Couples Night every year. We love to tell how God redeemed our marriage and now uses it in a mighty way to help other couples. This year, one of the themes is Love & Respect. It is beautiful to see how God gives purpous to both the husband and his wife, and that each of them have a specific role and God given talent. In this way God shows us how we can help eachother and lay down our lives for one another when we are married.

Marriage Course
During the Marriage Course, couples get basic information about how to have a healthy marriage. In eight sessions, subject like “the art of communication”, “conflict resolution”, and “the power of forgiveness” are explaned in videos and a book. Every session starts with having a meal together.

Bible Summer School
We love to teach about knowing God and making Him known in a Bible Summer School, This school, which we hope to organize again this Summer, is meant for young people (age 15-25). During one week, we teach about Identity in Christ, Hearing the voice of God, You’ve got served first, Circles of ministries, and last but not least, The great commission. After these teachings (mon-fri), we will organize an outreach on Saturday and a youth service  on Sunday. It is a real blessing to see young people being willing to share the gospel with others.

Dutch Language Class
This access ministry gives YWAM Aruba the wonderful opportunity to minister to refugees who live in Aruba. By using our Dutch background and our teaching skills, we create the opportunity for refugees to integrate in a better way in the Arubian society. Most of the students are parents whose children are being taught in Dutch in school. In the first year, already 35 students graduated from this program. God willing many more will receive this blessing.

Cas di Restauracion

Every Saturday, we drive with our van through San Nicolas. Together with other organizations, we connect with homeless and addicted people, women in prostitution, and families in The Village. We provide them with food, talks, prayers, and other things they need. It is a blessing to be able to connect to the people in this community, to show God’s love to them, and to help them to find purpose in their lives. Other organizations  and churches that are involved in this project of community building are The Hub, Huntu Ku Nos, New Life Tabernacle, Leef! Aruba, and others.

Project Jesus Rocks

Everyone needs to know that Jesus is their Lord and Saviour. He is our Rock, our Foundation in life. It is a blessing to paint this, and other encouraging messages on stones, and spread the good news in this way over the island. Did you find one of our Jesus Rocks in Aruba, post a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #projectjesusrocks. This ministry can be done by anyone. Enjoy!

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