“I’m just a seed Not yet a tree But I’m still growing” In 2014, we decided to check out this volunteer program in Kona, Hawaii called YWAM; li...
Welcome to Paradise
A YWAM campus in the heart of the Caribbean
At YWAM Destination Paradise, your journey in learning, faith and leadership begins in Belize, and can take you to places you never imagined – in both geography and soul! We run university-level schools and mission training programs that empower people to live, love and lead – Christ-like – throughout the world. Our campus is located on a beautiful island beach, where we keep our community small enough to feel like family and our vision big enough to reach millions and make a global impact.
We take “preparing few to reach millions” – very seriously. Responding to God’s call to reach the nations, our outreaches and internships have brought students to 80 countries, and the number is growing every year. Our students also come to YWAM DP from all over the world with this in common: to pursue God passionately and purposefully, with a heart for adventure!
Students trained from
all over the world
Nations reached through
outreaches and internships
Dives completed in
the Belize reef
On Ambergris Caye – the island our campus calls home – shoes are optional, but for us being barefoot is about much more than the sand and sun. It’s a Biblical symbol of service and humility. So whether you kick off your sandals or not, come and pursue God with a barefoot heart.
Authored mainly by students and staff, our blog provides an awesome first-hand perspective of the YWAM DP adventure – from the soul-stretching teachings of lecture phase to the exciting and challenging experiences of outreach. Find out what God is doing in lives here in Belize and throughout the world.
“Thus, when you wake up in the morning, called by God to be a self again, if you want to know who you are, watch your feet. Because where your feet take you, that is who you are.”
– Frederich Buechner