Paul McKinney
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Who am I?

My name is Paul, and I have served as a missionary for over 8 years in Africa, Europe, and the US. Currently, I am working with YWAM in Yosemite.

My heart is to disciple and train people to be men and women of faith who GO and reach the lost for Christ.

I will be helping with the Autumn missionary training courses (DTS). Besides that I will be using my practical skills to help the base with maintenance, accounting, and cooking. Above all I believe the most important role I have is spending time sharing Godly advice, praying, and equipping young people so they are prepared to live a life dedicated to fulfilling the great commission.


How can you help?

I need your prayers!! More than all else I desire for you to pray. Here are five different areas I would love your prayers.

1. Pray for Revival/Salvations (in Oakhurst, CA and in the five focus nations)
2. Pray for Wisdom (That I would remember seek God first in every situation.)
3. Pray for Faith (Faith for miracles in the lives of those I minister to every day.)
4. Pray for Courage (For boldness to speak whatever God gives me to say.)
5. Pray for Favor (May I have open doors and success in all God has for me do.)

I also need financial support in order to reach these nations with the Gospel. Below are a few of my monthly expenses, every size gift has a real impact on my life.

What is YWAM?

Youth With A Mission, also known as YWAM (pronounced “WHY-wham”), is a global movement of Christians from many cultures, age groups, and Christian traditions. We are dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world and we are united in a common purpose to know God and to make Him known.

YWAM Yosemite

YWAM Yosemite is located in Oakhurst, California, we have a deep call to go to the hardest & darkest places on earth with the Gospel, reaching the most unreached people. Everything we do, beginning with the Discipleship Training School (DTS), is geared toward reaching the unreached and training up young people to fulfill the Great Commission!


Focus Nations

Each of our five focus nations (Armenia, Thailand, Lebanon, Nepal, and Japan) have a significant amount of the population who are considered unreached. We are committed to a threefold plan for each nation.

Sending short-term outreach teams to these locations and building strong relationships with local contacts, we want to support them in their work.

We are committed to praying for them, for our contacts there, and for missionaries to go.

We plan to send long-term workers and teams to each one of these nations to pioneer new ministries!

Save the lost. Revive the saved. Train them all.

“If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our dead bodies. And if they perish, let them perish with our arms wrapped about their knees, imploring them to stay. If Hell must be filled, let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go unwarned and unprayed for.”

― Charles Spurgeon