Serving with YWAM in Kona, HI

Hanna, Reisa, Zarah, Melissa & Jeff


Jeff and middle schoolers
Flags of the nations on campus
75-305 Hoene St., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Reisa and team

Waddell Family


Dear Friends,

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.”  Lam 3:22-23  God is faithful, and His desire is that we run with Him in every moment of each day.  What a privilege it is to soak in His mercies and declare His goodness in all we do.

Our big news is that God has provided a house for us!  For 16 years we owned a 2-bedroom apartment, and now we have a 3-bedroom home.  All parts of the process are filled with miracle moments, and we continue to see His hand of provision each step of the way.  Melissa, the farmer at heart, has planted mango, papaya, dragon fruit, and tangerine trees with a smile on her beautiful face.  We would love to have you come and stay. (January-March we have a bedroom available)

Our YWAM campus here is currently focusing on SE Asia and is sending multiple teams there, partnering alongside the local church.  Some projections for our 2019 activities there so far include: 79K reached with the gospel, 8K salvations, 700 healings, 33K Bibles distributed, 1K Christian leaders trained, and all of this done through 121 different ministries.  Thank you for your investment through us into this nation!   Reisa will be co-leading a team to SE Asia for three months at the beginning of January. Her team will join an evangelistic campaign focusing on worship, intercession, and have been welcomed the following months to impart in a school training local worship leaders. If you feel led to be a part of this outreach, she is in need of $3250.

Melissa has delighted in leading in the Primary Healthcare School that trains those interested in providing healthcare in developing countries and their rural communities.  Several of those students have found their long term missions calling serving the poor and needy around the world.   She has also been able to serve through our campus clinic, this coming week giving vaccines to children going on outreach with their families.

I find my days satisfying as I disciple young people. I teach science for 80 middle and high school students in the morning at Zarah’s school in exchange for her tuition, then missionary kids in the early afternoon and water topics for our university students in the late afternoon. It brings such great joy to see the next generation stepping up and taking on new challenges.


Prayer needs:

*Zarah asks for prayer as she is applying for college scholarships to study nursing.

*Reisa asks for prayer covering for her and the outreach team to Myanmar.

*Hanna asks for prayer for a youth group she is starting.

*Melissa for refreshment from the Lord

*Jeff for fresh creativity in the classroom

*Our campus—wisdom, protection, anointing & favor on outreaches leaving December 17

Thank you for your love and support.


Jeff and Melissa and family