Who are Graham & Alissa?
We are full time missionaries and staff with Youth With A Mission located in Kona, Hawaii, the Pacific Region Training base for YWAM. We are passionate about music and worship, young adults, going to the nations (specifically Asia) and seeing people released and restored into their callings and design on their life!
We met in YWAM where we both separately did a year of training, and then joined the staff team at the training base located in Orlando, Florida. We’ve now been married for 6.5 years, listening and obeying the Lord as he’s moved us across the country. After 3+ years in Orlando, we moved to Tacoma, Washington in mid 2007 where we invested in a local church and worked in the community learning how to work full time in the marketplace while running alongside High School ministry. After an incredible season of learning and growth with the church and ministry of City Central, we felt a call and release back to full time mission and moved to Kona, returning to YWAM in late 2009.
Since returning to YWAM in Kona, we have been actively involved within Discipleship Training Schools (DTS – to read more about this program check out our link “About DTS“), staffing some schools within the Fire & Fragrance ministry as well as Community Transformations. In the past few years we also took on a role, co-ordinating all the short term outreaches for DTS teams being sent out of Kona.
We are now a family of 3 and have an adventurous, active, joy-filled little guy who was born in July 2011 and are currently expecting our family to grow with our newest little addition coming in October 2013! We have been thrilled to do missions as a family, believing the impact of the family unit in ministry in the nations can truly reform that sphere of society!
Our vision starts with youth – the next generation of teenagers and young adults that will change and impact the Earth. Our ministry is focused on seeing them discipled and walk in personal freedom, know intimacy with the Lord through the place of prayer and worship, and out of that zeal and passion for Him, be released into the nations. Then, they will be fully equipped to transform the world with His power and His presence, fulfilling the Great Commission.
“So each generation should set its hope anew on God, not forgetting his glorious miracles and obeying his commands.” – Psalms 78:7
“Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” — Matthew 28:19