Medical Ship outreach in Papua New Guinea.
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Hi and welcome to our page – We’re Ryan and Tara Boldt, originally from California and Minnesota, USA. We have been full-time missionaries with a global organization called Youth With A Mission (YWAM) for 6+ years. Please stick around to learn more about what we’re doing to serve the nations in the Pacific and beyond.

Our story: Ryan joined YWAM in 2016, just after completing his course in EMT, he felt called since childhood to serve the Lord, and felt medical missions would be a good route to serve Him. Tara joined in 2017, after graduating with a bachelors in Healthcare Management, she too felt a call as a child to become a missionary and throughout university she wondered how to make that call a reality, just before graduation she found out about YWAM and decided to join.

We met in September 2017 while serving on a YWAM base in Australia, grew as friends while leading an outreach to New Zealand, spent our engagement on a medical ship in Papua New Guinea and then married right as COVID hit in early 2020. Since then, we have joined staff with YWAM Ships in Hawaii with the dream to serve many Pacific Island nations.

Over the years, we have staffed several DTS’s (see description below), led multiple teams on outreach, been “one-on-one” mentors to 40+ students, participated in local outreaches, led ministry areas on campus, led community engagement and development clinics while on a medical ship, helped pioneer a ministry that serves to reach isolated islands in the Pacific (Flotilla), and so much more!

We have served in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Mexico, French Polynesia and the United States. Our focus is the Pacific Islands and the Ring of Fire (the surrounding nations of the Pacific); however, we will go where the Lord leads.

Thank you for your prayers, encouragement, financial support and friendship – Without your partnership our journey in missions wouldn’t be possible!

What is YWAM: YWAM is a global Christian missions organization, operating in 1,000+ locations in 180+ countries. Our vision is to Know God and Make God Known. What is DTS? The Discipleship Training School (DTS), is the first step to becoming a full-time missionary with YWAM. This school is 6 months long, consisting of 3 months of training (know God) and 3 months of outreach (make God known). YWAM Ships Kona’s Heart for the Pacific: Papua New Guinea (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. PNG is just one of the many locations we go on outreach to deliver teachings, education and healthcare.