When it comes to mission groups, Youth With a Mission (YWAM) is one of the largest. Since 1956, YWAM has trained over 5 million people to be missionaries. As of now, there are more than 1,500 YWAM bases around the globe. Over 20,000 YWAM missionaries are serving around the world today. Knowing God and making Him known is the heart and vision of Youth With A Mission.
Tommy and Claudia are National Co-directors for YWAM PH Impact; their marriage has enabled the coordination of the body of Christ to reach well over half a million people. Their primary mission is to reach the last few unreached countries in Asia by setting up the Philippines as a strategic missions hub.
Millions of Filipinos are now employed overseas; many have settled in and found employment in Asia’s most oppressive nations. For instance, 2 to 3 million Filipinos live in the Middle East, and 10% of the total population in the United Arab Emirates are Filipino.
Tommy and Claudia serve in multiple leadership capacities: as the national director of Youth With a Mission PH Impact, as members of the leadership team for Call2All Philippines, as the founder and president of Smiles Impact International, and as leading members of the Philippine Youth Movement of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches.
They are often invited to speak as experts on various subjects, including leadership, missions, relationships, etc.
Tommy and Claudia believe God can bring people into his family through discipleship and powerful evangelism. From animist tribal communities and islands plagued by human trafficking to college campuses, they seek to bring about a cultural change toward the values of the Kingdom everywhere they go.