Our Campus

Trinidad & Tobago

Ministry currently being led by Director Shamus James, pictured with his wife, Sherry.

Our Story

 

Youth With A Mission Trinidad and Tobago was started here in the year 2000 after many years of planting seeds. People around the world had faith to see Trinidad and Tobago be a nation honoring God and the work here was planted. As you can see from our vision statement our passion is to see youth reaching youth. That is why we are constructing this youth village on 72 acres of land in central Trinidad with all of the exciting things that youth camping involves. Our purpose is to impact the youth with an excitement for following Christ. Trinidad and Tobago is a unique Caribbean Island just off the cost of Venezuela. Our culture is a rich blend of African and East Indian people. Our population is also unique in that almost half of our population is under the age of 24. Trinidad is very religiously diverse, ranging from Hinduism to Islam and Christianity. We believe that God has a unique call on the young people of this island to reach the youth this nation and also the nations of the world. Come join us as we impact our world for Christ.

The Campus

YWAM Trinidad & Tobago is located in the valley south of the northern range of Trinidad, in Las Lomas #2 where we have 72 acres of rich vegetation in pristine jungle. Currently we have staff housing, an office, a conference center, and a volleyball court. We also have a jungle challenge course that will stretch and grow the young people in areas of team building.

We let them put to the test their physical, mental, and communication skills. They learn to problem solve, lead and follow. They also learn to work with and depend on each other. Our vision is to build an entire youth camp or village that will have cabins, a dining hall, meeting areas, high and low ropes courses, football and cricket field, basketball and volleyball courts, a pool and water slide. A place for youth to come to have fun and learn about following Christ.

Our campus will be staffed by trained Christian counselors who know the youth of today. Our hearts desire is not only to attract the young people of Trinidad and Tobago, but to challenge them to grow in a personal walk with the Lord Jesus and stir in their passion for influencing their nation and nations of the world.

Trinidad and Tobago Facts

Trinidad & Tobago are the southernmost islands of the West Indies (Caribbean Islands). They are found just northeast of Venezuela, South America. They were discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1498. The two islands received their independence from Great Britain in 1962.

Trinidad has the world’s largest natural reservoir of asphalt. It’s education system is modeled after Britain. Public and private health care are available.

Official Language

English

Population

1,220,479 (July 2016 est.)

Electricity

115 volts/230 volts (+/- 6%); 60hz

Time Zone

Summer: EST (Eastern Standard Time); Winter: EST+1, Daylight savings time is not observed in Trinidad and Tobago.

Ethnic Profile

East Indian 35.4%,
African 34.2%,
Mixed – Other 15.3%,
Mixed African/East Indian 7.7%,
Other 1.3%,
Unspecified 6.2% (2011 est.)

Religious Profile

Roman Catholic 21.6%,
Hindu 18.2%,
Pentecostal/Evangelical/Full Gospel 12%,
Baptist 6.9%
Anglican 5.7%
Muslim 5%
Seventh Day Adventist 4.1%
Presbyterian/Congretational 2.5%, other Protestant 0.9%
Jehovah’s Witness 1.5%
Other 8.4%
Unspecified 11.1%
None 2.2% (2011 est.)

(2011 census from CIA World Fact Book)