Our campus is one of several launching places, with vessels that are sent to serve different communities all over the world. God has given us the heart to minister to the isolated and unreached people groups of Mexico and the Pacific Rim. Through bringing specialized medical care, education, and the Gospel, God is starting a revival with ships.
As YWAM Ships Mazatlan, our mission is to be a catalyst for transformation in these communities. We address the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of these communities. Our desire is to construct homes and shelters for the needy, run medical clinics, distribute bibles, and do community development projects.
The M/V Amazing Grace! A family from San Francisco, the Ebio Family, lived on this ship for 17 years before coming here. The whole time, they had been holding onto a promise that God was going to use the Amazing Grace for missions. At the same time that God called us to start a ships ministry, we met the Ebio's, and it completed exactly what God had spoken to them! In February 2017, they sailed it down to Mazatlan to begin its preparation for ministry!
The m/v (motor vessel) Amazing Grace is the flagship of YWAM Ships Mazatlan. Originally built in England in 1939, this 101 foot long (33m), 145 Gross ton ship has sailed all around the world including the Atlantic, Caribbean, and the Pacific Ocean.
After serving as a pleasure yacht for the beginning of its life, the Amazing Grace was purchased by the Ebio family in 2000 to serve as a medical transport ship to bring medicine to Syria and the mediterranean. Despite many setbacks and delays, the Lord connected the Ebios with YWAM Mazatlan at a conference in Tijuana and the rest is history. After 17 years of waiting, God delivered the Amazing Grace to Mazatlan, Mexico to fulfill its purpose as a medical missions vessel.
The Amazing Grace sleeps 26 with 5 toilets and 5 showers. The main deck is composed of the medical consultation room, galley (kitchen), and salon. The salon serves as our meeting room, dining room, hangout space, worship area, and general community gatherings. Below the main deck is our sleeping quarters which are divided into many flexible sleeping areas for all of our sailing crew, medical professionals, and general volunteers.