Jane (Peoria, IL) Monday, January 21, 2019

YPM dreams big but does not get ahead of God. YPM has displayed patience and perseverance to accomplish building relationships, sharing the gospel and building churches and a new university.

I believe our father in heaven works and speaks through Wilian and Erly Cen and their team of YPM missionaries. They lovingly carry Christ into the lives of the Mayan people. To be a small part of this ministry leaves your heart full and forever changed.

Mary (Morton, IL)

Working with YPM every year is less about going on a mission trip and more about going to be with a great big family I love.

Doug (Peoria, IL)

I remember the first time I went, I wasn't in a very good place in my life. Things were difficult. But it is amazing how God can begin to heal your soul when you say "Yes" to helping others. I am so glad I went.

Kim (Peoria, IL)

A few outstanding moments in my Mexico Mission experiences:

It was a huge blessing to share my first week of service in the Yucatan with my son, age 18 at the time. It was pure joy to see him pour himself into the physical labor as well as the games of tag, basketball and piggy back rides he offered to the local children. It was very humbling to see one of his donated tee shirts being worn by Willian the next year.

So grateful to the Lord for my conversation with Fastino, a man who the Lord delivered from being "the town drunk" to a sober and joyful man of God, leading worship music at his church, together with his son. He is so grateful for the healing that has taken place in his family.

Amazing to see one of our church members, who hadn’t spoken Spanish since high school, explain the parables of Jesus IN SPANISH to the children of the village. Remarkable!!

Chris (Morton, IL)

My experience with YPM is one of developing relationships and renewing those precious relationships with our Mayan brothers and sisters during return visits. We are now family sharing God's love with one another. For me, it is all about people and not about the work completed during my visits.

Luke (Mossville, IL)

I went on my YPM mission hoping to build churches and schools. While we did that, the friendships and community that YPM nurtures are beyond anything that I could have imagined. This is a great organization serving great people.