As believers, each of us has the opportunity to extend God’s Kingdom on earth. We can go. We can give. We can pray. God has called Jo and I to go. We have been serving as non-salaried volunteer workers with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) since 1977. 

Our ministry is focused on training and mobilizing the next generation of mission workers through YWAM’s training programs in the University of the Nations (UofN). Each year, we serve with our colleagues to train hundreds of enthusiastic laborers for the harvest. They go into all the nations and serve in every way possible. My focus is training in missions and humanitarian photojournalism. Jo’s focus is Bible training for discipleship.

We depend on others in the body of Christ who have been called to give and to pray to partner with us in this ministry through finances and prayer.

Have you been called to give? Have you been called to pray? Would you join us in the extension of God’s Kingdom?

There are several ways to partner with us:


PayPal: give to friends and family (no fee within the U.S.)

Tax deduction not offered for this service

Very important: For those sending from within the U.S., please send to us using the “Friends and Family” option in PayPal. That way the transfer to us is free of any cost from PayPal.


Square Cash - very quick and easy, with no fees

Tax deduction not offered for this service


Through the Youth With A Mission-Kona website

Tax deduction for Americans offered through this service. There's a 1% fee if you give to use via our campus:


Snailmail a personal check to us:

Dennis and Jo Fahringer

UofN #242

75-5851 Kuakini Hwy

Kailua-Kona HI 96740-2199


No tax deduction offered if the check is made out to us Tax deduction offered for Americans, if the check is made out to the University of the Nations, with a separate note it’s for us.


One of my past School of Photography I students ended up working in international banking. She and her husband graciously wanted to support us financially, but didn’t want to lose more money than they had to in the transfer to us from Europe. They researched it and have used this site to do that, sending to us here in Kona (even via our credit union) over years:

I’d recommend it. You’ll lose less in transfer cost than with PayPal. (Note that within the U.S. at least, with PayPal you have the ability to send money to someone for free with their Friends and Family option. As I recall, the recipient also needs to be within the U.S. Not so with

This is my affiliate linkSomeone starts an account and gets a free international transfer of up to 500 GBP (British pounds) with Wise. If 3 invitees do this, transferring more than 200 GBP, I get 50 GBT.

We would love to hear from you!