2013-10-19 What makes YWAM different

ACH Study Groups

Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders

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Citrus Heights, CA 95621

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October 19, 2013

This is a letter to our friends –

What makes YWAM different?

Thirty years ago, a business man asked a friend, “What makes Youth With A Mission (YWAM) different?”

The friend replied, “The other evangelical youth groups focus upon teaching how to ‘witness.’ YWAM focuses upon knowing God and making Him known.

“The result – YWAMers are so motivated, they can’t help but ‘witness’.”

Attached is a flier my friend, Eric Samuelson, asked me to circulate. Would you believe! – A Golf DTS (Discipleship Training School).

Warning – YWAM involvement is NOT FOR WIMPS! Back around the mid ‘60s and early ‘70s when the “hippy” drug trail was leading through Afghanistan and Pakistan, Eric Samuelson was on the 2nd evangelistic team to travel Afghanistan.^ I understand it was (then) a federal death penalty to evangelize. Now, Eric and his wife are in Phoenix organizing a Golf DTS!

My family and I spent all 12 months of ’77 traveling overseas for YWAM, sharing Christ in 37 nations. We founded YWAM’s Small Town Outreach ministries. Our years with YWAM were life changing. I recommend it to “youth” of any age!

Ben Gilmore

*Find a book about that Afghan ministry – “Just Off Chicken Street” by Floyd McClung

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Ben Gilmore 1929-2023

On March 30, 2023 Ben Gilmore, the co-founder of ACHStudyGroups (co-founded with his wife Fran), went to be with the Lord in Glory.

A Memorial: https://www.mykeeper.com/profile/BenGilmore/