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YWAM EAST LONDON

Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few." - Matthew 9v37


Khaya and Grace Sam are missionaries with Youth with a mission (Ywam) for many years. They moved to East London with their two children, Judah 4 years and Siphokazi, 2 years, in January of 2017. 

They began to partner with local churches and NGOs in Buffalo City, townships and rural areas. As they began to partner they were also hosting international and national outreach teams from YWAM. As time went on, their vision grew and they felt led to host an international missions conference in the heart of East London.

Lauren Cunningham, founder of YWAM, and Chancellor of the University of the Nations, came to speak on his heart for missions. During this time, Khaya and Grace felt led to start YWAM East London's first Harvesting Harvester's Discipleship Training School. As of now, on the 8th of April, the first ever DTS in East London will be ran at the first YWAM base!

Their story of crazy radical faith and a deep desire to obey God even when they themselves don't understand, as they stepped out they get to see parts of Him otherwise they would not have seen should they not have taken such a step!! we thank Him for His faithfulness!!

"Our vision is to cultivate the mission's culture in East London, as well as raising leaders who realize their God given potential. We believe it takes nations to unlock nations and we love the cross-cultural value that YWAM implements into our daily lives. Not only do we want to walk personal journey's of discipleship with the people of South Africa, but our heart is that every nation would come and see the value of what Jesus put in their nation to unlock the nation of God on this Earth!" - Khayalethu Sam.

Okuhle Nongauza

Matthew 11:28-30

Okuhle was born in East London, South Africa but he grew up in Cape Town. He is passionate about discipling people and sitting down with them and listening to them tell their story. 

Ntando Mzazi

Isaiah 61: 1-2

Ntando is from East London, South Africa and completed her DTS in Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa in 2018. After graduating Ntando felt led to come back to her hometown and partner with YWAM East London. While she is here she wants to bring Jesus to the youth who have not met Him yet through discipleship, healing and DTS.