Operation Refugee // Reaching real people with real vision.

Who We Are

Real People

These are people who have very little - yet, they make the best of what they have. They have fled from their own countries where they had good lives before war broke out. They are only in a refugee camp because this is where they can live in peace. Walking around a refugee camp is often safer than walking alone in other parts of the continent of Africa. These refugees live lives of peace and order. Each person you stop to speak to will tell you of their hopes and dreams of making a difference in the world, becoming a lawyer, or preaching the gospel in Africa. They smile, even though they are extremely poor and seemingly trapped in the refugee camp.

Real People. Real Vision.

Real Vision

Operation Refugee is an outreach ministry of Youth with a Mission Potchefstroom, South Africa, and we reach those in refugee camps throughout Africa. After sharing the gospel, we received over 50 applications from young people for the Discipleship Training School (DTS) program. Once a refugee is able to do the DTS, they will be enabled to get one of 7 degrees through the University of the Nations: Christian Ministries, Humanities, Arts and Culture, Sport, Communication, Business and Education. Should they wish to, they are also free to become staff at any of the YWAM bases, or they could go back to their home country to influence and bring change. They are also able to return to the refugee camp to minister there, or they can return to their home country as temporary citizens and work for a living. Basically, completing a DTS through YWAM, provides them with the freedom to choose any life they wish.
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