WHY Hong Kong
The name Hong Kong 香港 (pronounced as Heung Gong) literally means "Fragrant Harbour." Hong Kong is a beautiful international, cosmopolitan city of 7.4 million people. In 1997, after 150 years of British rule, Hong Kong became the first Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China. With such a rich and dynamic history, Hong Kong has become a "unique fusion of Eastern and Western cultures where the old and the new live side by side." Additionally, the Basic Law of Hong Kong grants freedom of religion; therefore making the city an excellent place for missionary opportunities and missions training, as you can get to experience a diverse melting pot of culture and nationalities in a strategic Asian city.
Hong Kong also offers super connectivity regionally (Asia) and globally. Not only is Hong Kong known to be the primary gateway to China and Asia, but half of the world's population is within a 5-hour flight distance from Hong Kong. Hong Kong is the place to be if you want to reach people, especially if you're going to reach the unreached. Our vision is going from Hong Kong and to the ends of the earth.
About YWAM Shanti Hong Kong
Our mission is to love our neighbours and empower the marginalized to reach their God-given potential. We believe every person, no matter the background, culture, or race is special and has a calling and destiny to impact the nations.
Shanti means “Peace” in Hindi. Founded in 2006, YWAM (Youth With A Mission) Shanti is a Christian non-profit organization focused on reaching refugees, immigrants, and ethnic minorities in Hong Kong, China. YWAM Shanti works along with local churches & NGOs in reaching the unreached.
Cross & Impact DTS is registered with YWAM’s University of the Nations.
This accredited course is designed to give you the knowledge, support, and practical experience you need to powerfully live out your calling.