"So be truly glad. There is WONDERFUL joy ahead." 1 Peter 1:6
Hey there! My name is Tara Devine, I'm 24 and I am from Minnesota, USA. I am a full-time volunteer with a global ministry called Youth With A Mission (YWAM). I live in Townsville, Australia and serve the local community here as well as in Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. Thank you for your prayers, encouragement, financial support and friendship - Without your partnership my journey wouldn't be possible!
As children we're often asked "what do you want to be when you grow up?" Some respond, "doctor, singer or teacher." I always answered "a missionary." I discovered at a young age that I had a deep love for God and a burning passion to help His children know how deeply loved they are by the one true King. In April 2017 I graduated university, moved across the world and joined YWAM to pursue my dream of making God known (Mark 16:15). Since joining YWAM I have been on 4 outreaches: Papua New Guinea (PNG), where I taught the gospel, engaged in various villages and lead a Community Engagement clinic on our Medical Ship. I have lead outreach teams to New Zealand, Australia and PNG where I mentored DTS students and worked in various schools, youth programs and churches. I will be with YWAM Townsville, Australia until March 2020.
What is DTS?:
Discipleship Training School (DTS), is the first step to becoming a full-time missionary with YWAM. This school is 5.5 months long, consisting of 3 months of training and 2.5 months of outreach.
YWAM Townsville's call to Papua New Guinea (PNG):
PNG has significant health challenges - 5 women die in childbirth everyday, 1 in 13 children die before the age of 5 and 84% of the population live in rural areas, making it difficult to deliver health and training services. We operate a medical ship 10 months each year to help address these challenges.
For more information, please look at our website:
Let's keep in touch!
215 Walker Street, Townsville
QLD. Australia 4810
(0423) 606 944