about_dts83YWAM Belize History


The 70’s:
YWAM Belize was birthed in 1978 by a team from the YWAM base in Salem, Oregon, USA; working in Unitedville, Cayo district, YWAM Belize was the first YWAM base in the Caribbean region. Based as a ministry on “The Showground’s” property, YWAM was known as “Project Lord” – An agricultural ministry (long range development) working with agriculture and honeybees.


The 80’s:
The property of the YWAM Belize Banana Bank campus was donated in 1982. The first training school across the Belize River from Belmopan began in 1983, the same year the Prayer Chapel was constructed.


The 90’s:
A boat was used to cross the Belize River from Roaring Creek to the YWAM campus until 1993 when a bridge was built by British Engineers with funds donated to the YWAM base at which time YWAM Belize literally became a “Bridge to the Nations.’’ We had the privilege of a visit from Loren Cunningham, YWAM founder, in February 1998. The first Belizean team of pastors was sent to Senegal, Africa in November of the same year. The purpose of that visit was to investigate the opportunities of future Belizean missionary teams: the first team was sent November 2003. They worked among the Tokular Fulani for a period of two years in Senegal.



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