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we pursue God’s calling. WELCOME TO OUR COMMUNITY

Table of Contents 4 About Youth With a Mission 5

YWAM Ministry Focus

6 History of YWAM Lausanne 8 Vision of YWAM Lausanne 9 General Information 12 Community Living Standards 13 YWAM Foundational Values 16 Crash Course in French 17 About The City of Lausanne 18 Maps of Switzerland and Lausanne


Welcome We are so thankful to have you as our guest. Whether you are a visitor, participant of a seminar, or student of one of our University of the Nations courses, we feel blessed that you are here. Our desire is that you feel at home and know God’s peace and rest in this place. YWAM Lausanne is one of the places where many young people get deeper revelation into who God is, his nature and character, and how we can follow him to make him known among the nations. Much of our YWAM story is rooted here and many of the initiatives have been born under this roof. It is a special place of new beginnings for many who have visited, participated in programs, and come with a hunger to learn the ways of God. Our prayer is that this season at YWAM Lausanne will refresh you as you experience the amazing love and fellowship of God. The following information should help you to find your way around and make your stay a more pleasant one.


Markus and Anita Steffen Directors, YWAM Lausanne


About Youth With a Mission Youth with a Mission is an international and energetic movement of Christians whose passion is to know God and to make Him known. Since the organization began in the 1960’s, the main focus has been empowering and encouraging youth into short term missions opportunities. Today these opportunities are open to almost all ages with three main areas of ministry: evangelism, training, and mercy ministry. The following is a brief compilation of the history of YWAM and its three-fold ministry focus:

1956: The Vision is Born In June of 1956, Loren Cunningham, a then 20-year-old college student, had an experience that would change his life: “It was a mental movie. I could see all the continents. Waves were crashing onto the shores. Each went onto a continent, then receded, then came up further until it covered the continent completely. I caught my breath. Then, as I watched, the scene changed. The waves became young people—kids my age and even younger— covering the continents. They were talking to people on the street corners and outside bars. They were going house to house. They were preaching. “Was that really you, Lord?” I wondered, still staring at the wall, amazed. Young people—kids really—going out as missionaries! What an idea!”

1960: Vision Develops The vision took shape as an organization of post-high school kids of all Christian denominations being trained and sent into the world. In December of that year, the ministry adopted the name “Youth With a Mission.”

1961: First Outreach YWAM sent its first official evangelistic team: Dallas Moore and Larry Hendricks, two men in


their early twenties went to Liberia to spread the gospel as they built a road through the jungle.

1963: Darlene In June, 1963, Darlene Scratch became an essential addition to the organization as Loren Cunningham’s bride and partner.

1965: Mercy Ministries In the first Summer of Service to the local islands of the Bahamas, Loren learned a valuable lesson and found the inspiration for mercy ministries through Hurricane Cleo: “Jesus told us there were two important things to do. One was to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength—teaching people to do that is evangelism. The other command was to love our neighbors as ourselves—to take care of people, as much as is in our power to do. These were two sides of the same gospel: loving God and loving neighbor.”

1969-1970: A Year of Firsts From December 1969 to the summer of 1970, YWAM held its first school, the School of Evangelism, in a newly renovated and leased hotel. By the end of the year, YWAM purchased the hotel and established its first permanent location in Lausanne, Switzerland.

1970: A Mighty Provision In 1970, Don Stephens found a castle to act as the Munich, Germany base for 1,000 volunteer

YWAM staff and he began to prepare an outreach for the ‘72 Olympics. This was the first of many YWAM Olympic outreaches.

1974: Multiplication of Schools By 1974, Leland Paris noticed that many of his SOE students had no Christian background. The Discipleship Training School (DTS) was born to meet the need for biblical foundations and character development as well as missions.

1977: A YWAM University YWAM leased the Pacific Empress Hotel in Kona, Hawaii, and began the cleaning process and renovations in order to turn it into the campus for what was initially called the Pacific and Asia Christian University. YWAM changed the name of its university to University of the Nations (U of N) in 1989.

1978: King’s Kids founded King’s Kids International began in 1978 in Hawaii under Dale and Carol Kauffman.

Our Focus

1982: Mercy Ships The refurbished passenger liner, the Anastasis sailed from Greece. The ministry of Mercy Ships—to provide medical care, relief, and development—had begun.

1991: New Ministries The 30-Day Muslim Prayer Focus, the Red Sea Covenant, and the Reconciliation Walk were implemented.

1994: GENESIS The GENESIS vision and idea started in Lausanne stemming from a passion to fulfill God’s calling for all nations. By the year 2000, GENESIS had established its presence on every continent.

2003: Moving Forward In 2003, YWAM reached another milestone as the decision was made to release Mercy Ships to be a separate ministry. At the same time, the “4K plan” was revealed as a way to reach further into the neediest parts of the world.

Evangelism YWAMers want to share their faith effectively in ways that the audience—whether teenagers, elderly, refugees, or an unreached people group—will understand. Tools such as drama, music, performing arts, and sports are used for evangelism. YWAM also engages in church planting, Bible distribution, and traditional preaching. We use the resources and talents God has given us to spread his message to the nations.

“How then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’” –Romans 10:14-15



Mercy ministry Mercy Ministry is the “hands and feet” of making God known. It is sharing God’s heart for his people by following Christ’s example to care for physical needs as well as spiritual needs. He fed the 5,000, healed lepers, and gave the adulterous woman a chance for a new life (John 8). Jesus nurtured people with food, health, and forgiveness. In 1984, Steve Goode, director of Mercy Ministries, wrote: ”Where we work there are things that are not very pretty...Like boat people where all the women have been raped; like abandoned children wailing in their anguish; like people who [steal from you]; like people whose blank, staring eyes tell you they have nothing left to hope in. In the midst of all the heartache we are able to reveal the heart of show people that our great and loving God is present in the ugliness of a refugee camp to heal, restore and give hope to the hopeless.

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me...I tell you the truth whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” –Matthew 26:35-36,40

Training and Discipleship We aim to better equip Christians to serve others in every sphere of society, and especially in their areas of gifting. Most YWAM schools combine classroom teaching with relationshipcentered discipleship and practical service. We offer training in everything from agriculture and health care to communications and biblical counseling. YWAM’s University of the Nations (UofN) further trains students for their specialization. “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations...” –Matthew 28:19

The History of YWAM Lausanne Youth With A Mission Lausanne began in 1969 when YWAM Co-founders Loren and Darlene Cunningham started the first YWAM training program here—a School of Evangelism (SOE). The present facility, the former Golf Hotel, was first rented and later purchased. It was the first property YWAM had ever owned. The early days in Lausanne were key in the establishment and development of YWAM’s expanding ministries throughout the world. The vision for new ministry bases began in


the place of prayer as the hearts of young missionaries were stirred with a love for God and the world around them. The first YWAM bases established in Germany, Holland and England were birthed out of this love with teams sent out from Lausanne. From Lausanne, the YWAM training school multiplied and spread throughout the world. Now we have more than 200 bases offering YWAM training schools. In 1974, Loren and Darlene moved from Switzerland to Hawaii.

There they led the establishment of the YWAM training center which has grown into YWAM’s University of the Nations (UofN) with branch campuses in many different parts of the world. Under the initiative of Joe Portale, the Lausanne base gave birth to YWAM French Ministries. Teams were sent out to French-speaking Europe, Africa and many other French-speaking countries. A small French publishing house was started, and the music ministry, song books, and worship tapes they produced have blessed tens of thousands of French speakers on every continent. The first French YWAM base began in 1978 at La Gault La Foret, 130 km east of Paris. A short time later a farm and an orphanage located between Lausanne and Geneva in the village of Burtigny was given to YWAM. Many teams sent from Lausanne have also established new ministries in Frenchspeaking Africa. Under the leadership of Rudi and Eliane Lack, the Swiss-German ministries took giant steps forward in its development in the 70’s. They started bilingual German-English schools in Lausanne and ministered in the German speaking part of the country and beyond. Swiss-German bases are now established in Einigen and Wiler. Over the years, nearly 5,000 students have been trained here in Lausanne. In the spring of 1993, the Lausanne base was closed for major renovation and reconstruction. In January of 1994, Loren and Darlene Cunningham were led by the Lord to move back to Lausanne to help lead the re-launching of the Lausanne ministries, and moved back to Hawaii in 2000. The desire for further technological development led to the creation of the GENESIS Project in Lausanne in 1994. The acronym stands for Global Electronic Network: Educating, Serving, and Inspiring Students. The project uses video conferencing to bring important teaching to remote areas of the

world. It connects the ideas and perspectives from different campuses and classrooms on an international level. In the last few years, YWAM Lausanne has grown with the new leadership of Markus and Anita Steffen. In April 2007, God faithfully opened the door to buy the land that generations of YWAMers have prayed for over the last 37 years. This land is moving us forward in the plan to physically expand in order to match the growth in students, staff, and schools. It has already enabled us to build a hospitality house for guests; and in the future, the base will be able to host and train up to 500 students a year as well as provide space for housing and training facilities. Our vision is to continue the multiplication of training courses and outreaches within YWAM Lausanne.

MONTREUX One of our recently added outreaches is a local ministry called ‘Regeneration.’ Set in the nearby city of Montreux, Regeneration was started the summer of 2007 and is a 2-week outreach centered around the city’s annual music festival. Outreach participants will have daily teaching and application from international speakers on going deeper with God. Evenings are spent at the festival and involve participants in performing arts, meeting people on the street, and moving in creative ways to introduce the people there to the person of Jesus. Through strong leadership, the base has been able to move forward in the vision God has.


The Vision of YWAM Lausanne For over 30 years the Lausanne campus has focused on training young people from all nations to catch a ministry vison for their world. Harnessing today’s technology, coupled with the enthusiasm of the students, we are pioneering new ways to touch the nations for the kingdom of God. To achieve this vision we focus on four themes which we have dubbed “the four pillars of YWAM Lausanne”: Community, Programs, GENESIS, and Outreach.



Living and learning alongside many other cultures, denominations, and backgrounds while experiencing challenges and achieving goals as a family is one of the unique aspects of YWAM Lausanne.

The name GENESIS (Global Electronic Network: Educating, Serving, and Inspiring Students) implies new beginnings. New ways to be linked together. New ways to learn and work together, even if we are thousands of miles apart.

From helping with meal prep and clean up to classroom lectures, YWAM Lausanne understands that being a disciple means more than just words—it is a lifestyle! Learning takes place in an environment that supports skill development and furthers character growth. In addition, as a relationship-oriented community, our times of worship and intercession bond us together. Nothing is more beautiful than the nations gathering together to worship God.

The vision of GENESIS is to multiply Biblical teaching to every nation through a video conferencing network, sharing the best of one culture with another. People from all continenets are linked in a global classroom with access to real time, interactive learning sessions. As the network continues to expand, so does our vision for future growth to serve students globally. We would like to see 1000 training centers serving 100,000 students every year.

Schools Training courses at YWAM Lausanne are designed to inform, equip, and empower men and women to advance God’s Kingdom. Each school offered by YWAM Lausanne is designed to broaden the scope of evangelism by providing depth through training and instruction in specialized areas.


Outreach YWAM Lausanne’s desire is to see the earth filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord (Hab. 2:14). One of the channels for this is through outreach. Our global perspective allows outreach locations to depend entirely upon the leading of God. Dozens of outreach teams are sent out from YWAM Lausanne each year to nations like Egypt, Japan, Indonesia, Uganda, Greece, Sri Lanka, Brazil, and Kenya, just to name a few. They are commissioned to make disciples of all nations.

General Information One of the greatest joys of learning and growing is to have the opportunity to learn and grow alongside others. Here at YWAM Lausanne we live in a community comprised of many cultures, denominations and backgrounds. We experience challenges and achieve goals as a family. Here is a little bit of information about living at YWAM Lausanne that you may find helpful.


Quiet Hours

The electrical current is 220 volts and 10 amps. The plugs are either two or three small round pins that are sometimes smaller than the standard ones in other parts of Europe. While you may be able to find plug adapters and voltage converters in Switzerland, it is usually easier to purchase these items in your own country.

Out of consideration for others living in the Chalet, we ask that quiet hours in the hallways and bedrooms are observed from 23:00-06:00.

Laundry A laundry room is available for your use below the Annex (Offices). Laundry detergent for your personal use can be purchased in any of the nearby shops. Washing machines and dryers are available in the laundary room and are coin-operated.

Language Lab / Library On the top floor of our chalet you will find our language lab. This room is equipped with touch screen computers and access to the Rosetta Stone language learning program. These computers are designated for language learning purpose only. The hours the language lab is open for you to use will be communicated through your school staff. Inside this room you will also find our library, with a variety of books to assist your learning experience. To sign out books please refer to the guidelines posted in the library.

Room Maintenance Please keep your room in good condition. If you notice anything that needs repair please fill out a maintenance request form located in the mail room.

Guests If you have a guest who would like to stay overnight, please fill out a form located in the Hospitality mailbox. Please give as much advance notice as possible. We will try our best to facilitate your request.


Monday – Friday

Breakfast: 06:45- 07:15 Lunch: 12:30 Dinner: 18:00 (Thursday: 17:30)

Saturday & Sunday Breakfast: 09:00-10:00/08:30-09:30 Lunch: Packed At Breakfast Dinner: 18:00




Switzerland is in the GMT + 1 hour or Central European Time (CET) zone. To check the current time in Switzerland:

The national currency is the Swiss Franc. The standard international definition for the Swiss Franc is ‘CHF’. There are 100 centimes to each Franc. You can check the current exchange rate online: classic . You will be able to use credit cards at most major retailers. If you have a bank account you should be able to withdraw Swiss Franc’s at ATMs; this will usually give you the best exchange rate. Check with your bank to see if your bank card will work in Switzerland. You should bring cash, traveler’s cheques or a credit card to have access to your own money. Personal cheques and money orders will not work in Switzerland.

Languages In Lausanne and the surrounding region the language spoken is French. The other major languages in Switzerland are German and Italian.

Telephones There is a public payphone in the hallway next to the dining room +41 (21) 784-1398. Chalet residents may use this phone to make and receive calls.

Internet The internet café (wi-fi) is found on the ground floor in the Chalet where you can check your e-mail and chat with your friends on messenger or Skype. The computers are available between the hours of 09:00 to 23:00 Sunday-Thursday, 09:0018:00 Friday and 09:00-24:00 Saturday.

Banking For currency exchange, the nearest bank is the Raiffeisen Bank located at Route de CroixBlanche 44 in Epalinges (the little purple bank). It’s located just south of the Epalinges bus terminus. (2.5 km from the base) ATMs are located both in Epalinges and Lausanne and the Western Union is located at the Train Station in Lausanne.



Mail is delivered daily to the mailboxes in the lobby. Stamps can be purchased at the reception desk in the Annex and this is also where you go if you want to send a postcard or letter. You can receive mail at: YWAM Lausanne - year/quarter/school i.e. YWAM Lausanne – 2010q2dts Chemin du Praz d’Eau 1 1000 Lausanne 25 Switzerland


To Lausanne: Bus #45 to the closest metro station departs in front of the Chalet. Alternatively bus #62 on the main road, in front of the Agip gas station. Then transfer to the metro at Croisettes. (see From Lausanne: Metro to final destination (Croisettes), then bus #45, #62 (towards Moudon) or #64 (destination Chalet a Gobet). On Bus #45 tell the driver you want to go to “Ecole Hoteliere”. On bus #62 tell the driver you want to go to “Vert Bois”.

Taxi Taxi service from Lausanne to the the YWAM base costs about 35 chf. each way.

Train The Swiss rail system is very safe, highly developed and reliable. If you need to travel between cities in Switzerland, check out for more information.

threatening condition. It also covers the cost of an immediate family member to travel to you if you are hospitalized in a foreign nation. It is important to note that most home country medical insurances DO NOT provide this cover. We highly recommend an internationally recognized travel insurance policy. Most of our students use MNUI’s Atlas Plan (MultiNational Underwriters).

Immunizations You may want to receive or update the following vaccinations with your local doctor: Hepatitis A & B, Typhoid, Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio. Some of these could be compulsory for outreach destinations if you are attending a school here at YWAM Lausanne. You may find it more cost effective to receive these immunizations in your own country.

Phone Numbers

Base Transport All transportation with base vehicles must be requested ahead of time with the Operations coordinator. Base vehicles can only be driven by approved individuals. Transportation is charged per kilometer. You can also check-out bicycles to ride on the trails and into town.

Vidy Hospital Emergency - 021 622 88 88 Children’s Hospital - 021 627 28 29 Dentist - 021 644 20 00 Ambulance - 144 Fire - 118 Police - 117

Fire Alarms Please familiarize yourself with the locations of Fire Escapes and instructions.

Health Insurance We require all staff and students to hold medical health insurance. The recommended minimum is 1,000,000 CHF. In addition to this YWAM Lausanne requires that everyone hold evacuation/ repatriation insurance which is generally included with most travel health insurances. This coverage pays for any medical transport coverage to your home country or nearest country where acceptable treatment can be performed if you are in a life


Community Living Standards YWAM Lausanne is for Christians who are committed to the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-19), which includes living a godly life worthy of example. Your time here will be enjoyable, rewarding and challenging. We are committed to helping you grow as a disciple of Jesus and we look forward to your being here. Being a disciple of Jesus includes taking responsibility for your life and conduct. As we read the Bible, there are guidelines for those conducts that are “absolute,” such as the Ten Commandments. However, there are areas that are not so clearly defined, and this is where we run into “cultural sins” such as Paul describes in Romans 14. These are situations relative to the way we have individually been taught, which may or may not be considered as a sin to others. We know that only God can judge the heart; but depending on the ways in which we were raised and what our parents, pastors, and other authority figures taught us, these issues can often be quite sensitive.

Alcohol and Tobacco Approximately 90% of the evangelical community of the world (Africa, Asia, and the Americas) considers alcoholic drinks and tobacco products totally off limits. Often in these contexts, alcohol and tobacco use is viewed as a sign that someone either does not know God or is turning away from Him. God has blessed YWAM Lausanne with a variety of people coming from many cultures, denominations, and backgrounds, so it is important that as a family we understand and honor one another in our conversation and actions. While you are here in Switzerland and on outreach, we ask that you to take the most conservative view in order not to stumble the largest percent of believers internationally. Whatever your personal conviction may be, we ask that you refrain from drinking alcohol and using tobacco products during your school. This is not meant to be legalistic, but to live by the law of love. Therefore, if you do have a dependency on alcohol or tobacco products we would ask that you stop. The use of these products during your


school can be grounds for dismissal. The use of illegal drugs is strictly prohibited and is grounds for immediate dismissal.

Exclusive Relationships This will be a very special time for you, where you can focus on God and build excellent friendships with both sexes that will last not only for 3 or 6 months - but for a lifetime. We all come from various backgrounds and cultures and have different needs and ideas of relationships. To remain focused through the duration of the school we ask that no “boyfriend/girlfriend” relationships be developed within the school. We find that this provides a healthy environment where students are able to relax and enjoy developing godly friendships without all the confusion of a dating relationship. Time spent on the school is like no other as it is a great investment that will continue to influence you for the rest of your life. Because of this, there is no room for relationship difficulties to become a distraction.

The Foundational Values of YWAM Youth With A Mission (YWAM) affirms the Bible as the authoritative word of God and, with the Holy Spirit’s inspiration, the absolute reference point for every aspect of life and ministry. Based upon God’s word, who He is, and His initiative of salvation, the following responses are strongly emphasized in YWAM:

Worship We are called to praise and worship God alone.

Holiness We are called to lead holy and righteous lives that exemplify the nature and character of God.

Witness We are called to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with those who do not know Him.

Christians everywhere; others are distinctive to Youth With A Mission. The combination of these beliefs and values make up the unique family characteristics of YWAM—our “DNA.” They are values we hold in high regard which determine who we are, how we live, and how we make decisions. These are the 17 foundational values: 1. Know God YWAM is committed to know God, His nature, His character and His ways. We seek to reflect who He is in every aspect of our lives and ministry. The automatic overflow of knowing and enjoying fellowship with God is a desire to share Him with others. 2. Make God Known

PRAYER We are called to engage in intercessory prayer for the people and causes on God’s heart, including standing against evil in every form.

Fellowship We are called to commit to the Church in both its local nurturing expression and its mobile multiplying expression. The Foundational Values of Youth With A Mission are the expression of our basic beliefs coupled with specific directives given by God since YWAM’s beginning in 1960. They are recorded here in order to pass on to successive generations that which God has emphasized to us. These shared beliefs and values are the guiding principles for both the past and future growth of our mission. Some are common to all

YWAM is called to make God known throughout the whole world, and in every arena of society through evangelism, training, and mercy ministries. We believe that salvation of souls should result in transformation of societies, thus obeying Jesus’ command to make disciples of all nations. 3. Hear God’s Voice YWAM is committed to creating with God through listening to Him, praying His prayers, and obeying His commands in matters great and small. We are dependent upon hearing His voice as individuals, together in team contexts and in larger corporate gatherings. This is an integral part of our process for decision making. 4. Practice Worship And Intercessory Prayer YWAM is dedicated to worship Jesus and engage in intercessory prayer as integral aspects of daily life. We also recognize the intent of Satan YWAM LAUSANNE 13

to destroy the work of God and we call upon God’s power and the Holy Spirit to overcome his strategies in the lives of individuals and in the affairs of nations. 5. Be Visionary YWAM is called to be visionary, continually receiving, nurturing and releasing fresh vision from God. We support the pioneering of new ministries and methods, always willing to be radical in order to be relevant to every generation, people group, and sphere of society. We believe that the apostolic call of YWAM requires the integration of spiritual eldership, freedom in the Spirit, and relationships centered on the Word of God. 6. Champion Young People YWAM is called to champion youth. We believe God has gifted and called young people to spearhead vision and ministry. We are committed to value, trust, train, support, make space for, and release them. They are not only the Church of the future; they are the Church of today. We commit to follow where they lead in the will of God. 7. Be Broad-Structured And Decentralized YWAM is broad-structured and diverse, yet integrated. We are a global family of ministries held together by shared purpose, vision, values, and relationship. We believe that structures should serve the people and the purposes of God. Every ministry at every level has the privilege and responsibility of accountability to a circle of elders, with overall international accountability to the YWAM Global Leadership Team.


8. Be International And Interdenominational YWAM is international and interdenominational in its global scope as well as its local constituency. We believe that ethnic, linguistic, and denominational diversity, along with redeemed aspects of culture, are positive factors that contribute to the health and growth of the mission. 9. Have A Biblical Worldview YWAM is called to a Biblical worldview. We believe that the Bible makes a clear division between good and evil; right and wrong. The practical dimensions of life are no less spiritual than the ministry expressions. Everything done in obedience to God is spiritual. We seek to honor God with all that we do, equipping and mobilizing men and women of God to take roles of service and influence in every arena of society. 10. Function In Teams YWAM is called to function in teams in all aspects of ministry and leadership. We believe that a combination of complementary gifts, callings, perspectives, ministries, and generations working together in unity at all levels of our mission provides wisdom and safety. Seeking God’s will and making decisions in a team context allow accountability and contribute to greater relationship, motivation, responsibility, and ownership of the vision. 11. Exhibit Servant Leadership YWAM is called to servant leadership as a lifestyle, rather than a leadership hierarchy. A servant leader is one who honors the gifts and callings of those under his/her care and guards their rights and privileges. Just as Jesus served His disciples, we stress the importance of those with leadership responsibilities serving those whom they lead.

12. Do First, Then Teach

16. Rely On Relationship-Based Support

YWAM is committed to doing first, then teaching. We believe that firsthand experience gives authority to our words. Godly character and a call from God are more important than an individual’s gifts, abilities, and expertise.

YWAM is called to a relationship-based support system, depending upon God and His people for financial provision, both corporately and individually. We believe that relationship-based support promotes responsibility, accountability, communication, and mutual prayer. It involves the donor as a partner in ministry. As God and others have been generous toward us, so we desire to be generous. YWAMers give themselves, their time, and talents to God through the Mission with no expectation of remuneration.

13. Be Relationship-Oriented YWAM is dedicated to being relationshiporiented in our living and working together. We desire to be united through lives of holiness, mutual support, transparency, humility, communication, rather than a dependence on structures or rules.

17. Practice Hospitality YWAM affirms the ministry of hospitality as an expression of God’s character and the value of people. We believe it is important to open our hearts, homes, campuses and bases to serve and honor one another, our guests and the poor and needy, not as acts of social protocol, but as expressions of generosity.

14. Value The Individual

—YWAM Foundational Values approved by the Global Leadership Team August 2003; released February 2004.

YWAM is called to value each individual. We believe in equal opportunity and justice for all. Created in the image of God, people of all nationalities, ages, and functions have distinctive contributions and callings. We are committed to honoring God-given leadership and ministry gifts in both men and women. 15. Value Families YWAM affirms the importance of families serving God together in missions, not just the father and/or mother. We encourage the development of strong and healthy family units, with each member sharing the call to missions and contributing their gifts in unique and complementary ways.


Crash Course in French English



Allô Bonjour Bonsoir Au Revoir Merci (beaucoup) S’il vous plait De rien Oui Non Excusez-moi/Pardon Hommes Dames Hôpital Entrée Sortie Ouvert Fermée Le petit déjeuner Le déjeuner Le dîner Café (noir/au lait) Thé

/ah-low/ /bawng-zhoor/ /bawng-swar/ /oa rer-vwar/ /mehr-see (boa-koo)/ /seel voo pleh/ /de ree-ang/ /wee/ /nawng/ /ex-kew-zay mwa/par-dawng/ /ohm/ /dahm/ /o-pih-tahl/ /ahng-tray/ /sohr-tee/ /oo-vehr/ /fehr-may/ /ler per-tee day-zhur-nay/ /ler day-zhur-nay/ /ler dee-nay/ /ka-fay (nwar/oa leh)/ /tay/

Parlez-vous français? Je ne parle pas français. Parlez-vous anglais? Comment allez-vous? Tres bien, merci. Et vous? Comment vous appelez-vous? Je m’appele... Comprenez-vous? Je comprends. Je ne comprends pas. Ou est… Quelle heure est-il? C’est combien? Ou sont les toilettes?

/par-lay voo frahng-say/ /zher ner par-lay pah frahng-say/ /par-lay voo ahng-gleh/ /kom-mahng ta-lay voo/ /treh byang mehr-see/ /eh voo/ /kom-mahng voo za-play voo/ /zher ma-pell.../ /kawng-prer-nay voo/ /zher kawng-prahng/ /zher ner kawng-prahng pa/ /oo ay.../ /kel uer ess teel/ /seh kawn-byang/ /oo sowng ler twal-let/

First words Hello Good morning Good evening Good bye Thank you (very much) Please You’re welcome Yes No Excuse Me Men Ladies Hospital Entrance Exit Open Closed Breakfast Lunch Dinner Coffee (black/with milk) Tea Basic Conversation Do you speak French? I don’t speak French. Do you speak English? How are you? Very well, thank you. And you? What is your name? My name is… Do you understand? I understand. I don’t understand. Where is… What time is it? How much is it? Where are the toilets?


City of Lausanne Churches There are many churches of many denominations within the Lausanne area. We have compiled a brief list below. To find out about other options, please refer to a member of staff. Eglise Apostolique Avenue de Provence 24 1007 Lausanne (021) 881 52 53 Service: 9:30 Language: French Pastor: Jean-Luc Ziehli Eglise Evangelique de Reveil Riponne 7 1005 Lausanne (021) 652 46 42 Service: 9:45 Pastor: Christian Monod Language: French

itself is a sight to see as well, or you can go to the lake-front in Ouchy for a view of the Alps and Lake Geneva. Take a ferry across to Evian, France, or take a train to Montreux and the Chateau de Chillon. The Olympic Museum is always a favorite, too!

Shopping There is a very small convenience store in the Agip gas station just down the street. A shopping complex, including a major supermarket, bank, post office, pharmacy, and smaller stores, are located in Epalinges (a 20-minute walk). Grocery stores: Migros, Denner (great for chocolate), Coop, Manor Clothing: H&M, Zara, United Colors of Benetton, Oxygen, C&A, Coop

Christian City Church

Electronics: Inter Discount (inside Coop)

Rue Saint-Pierre 3, 1003 Lausanne At the top of Rue de Bourg (021) 729 94 54 Service: 10:00 Pastor: Thierry Mohr Language: French/ English

If you are looking for souvenirs, there are a few classic stores on the walkway down to the train station. Check out the Swiss Knife shop for some genuine Swiss craftsmanship. Ouchy also has many souvenir shops.

All Saints Church


Ave de la Prairie 1800 Vevey (021)943 22 39 Service: 10:00 Pastor: Clive Atkinson Language: English

Many restaurants are scattered all through the downtown area. You can eat at a Kebab shop or a bakery if you are looking for cheaper options. Fine dining is spread around and is an excellent way to explore the world of Swiss food. A great area to try out is Ouchy, boasting restaurants all along the water-line. If you want something sweet, MĂśvenpick (also located on the waterfront) is known throughout the world for the most amazing ice cream.

Sight-seeing A great way to begin your exploration of Lausanne is to go up the stairs of the Cathedral tower for a bird’s eye view. The Cathedral




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