The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field.” Matthew 9:37-38 


Driven by a heart for discipleship to see the next generation of Christ-followers raised up to maturity, the Ball family has partnered with Youth With A Mission (YWAM), which is a world-wide organization that launches young adults into world missions through their Discipleship Training Schools (DTS). 

This fall, the Ball family is going through a DTS in Myrtle Beach SC. This specific school is focused on equipping mission workers for more difficult places. Places few are willing to go yet have the greatest need. This DTS will enable them to receive the necessary training for ongoing work among the nations. This program will consist of a 3-month ‘lecture phase’ stateside, followed by a 3-month ‘outreach phase’ in Kurdistan, which is in Northern Iraq.

In Kurdistan, the Ball family will be working among the many refugee camps there.  These camps are filled with nearly 2-million people from the surrounding nations, a large number are widows and orphans who have been displaced due to the conflict in the middle east.  Many of them have personally witnessed the brutalities caused by ISIS and now struggle to find hope as there is no clear path forward beyond these camps. 

Through the guidance of ministry partners already working in Kurdistan, the Ball family, along with the YWAM team, will be serving the people in these camps through building relationships and teaching English. This is a unique opportunity to ‘love the least’ and bring hope to a people who have lost everything, thus enabling them to experience the light and love of Jesus through tangible acts of service.

This isn’t just the Ball family’s journey, rather it’s one meant for the church body to engage in and come together to make possible. The total cost for this 6-month training school, including travel to Iraq for the Ball family is just over $18,000. This is a unique opportunity to come together as a church to invest in God’s work among the nations.

Would you prayerfully consider partnering in this ‘Journey to Iraq’ through a commitment to pray or by offering a financial gift? To submit a financial offering towards this worthwhile effort, please contribute through these options:

Donate Online:

The Ball Family can be supported through YWAM- Myrtle Beach. Please make sure to write in “Ball Family – USA” on the “Make a Note” line  – it’s an optional line located near the bottom of the form – before submitting to ensure it’s appropriately designated.

Send By Mail:

This giving method will avoid any processing fees.  Please write “Ball Family – USA” on the memo line to ensure it’s appropriately designated and mail to: Youth With A Mission Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 7415, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 29572

*The Ball family is recognized as provisional staff through YWAM-Myrtle Beach who process their support – an organization whose aim is to know God and make Him known.  All donations are tax deductible.

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