YWAM Prepares for Winter Olympics Outreach in Italy

Youth With A Mission is preparing to send teams for outreach at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy.

The international, inter-denomination Christian organization focused on youth short-term missions will organize its 16th YWAM Olympic related outreach event, slated for Feb. 7-24, 2006.

The YWAM outreach will begin with a three-day orientation including worship, intersession, and various speakers. The orientation will also offer guidelines and teachings on how to effectively reach the locals and international attendees.

The approach the organization wants to use is “Friendship Evangelism,” showing people love and a true servant heart through various community and church partner projects.

The outreach will start in the northern Italy town of Turin and will reach out to the surrounding villages in six weeks. Entertainment events – such as music, street drama, community festivals and snow boarding clinics – are opportunities YWAM will use for creative interaction.

Turin is the home of Waldensian Church, the largest evangelical church in the nation and perhaps the earliest “Protestant” church with roots tracing back to the 12th century (or even earlier).

For more information regarding the outreach visit: ywamwintergames.org.