Dow and Brooke Saunders have served internationally for over 15 years in Youth With a Mission, initially training American youth and young adults to understand and apply God’s Word in their lives. Over time we became more and more involved in YWAM-BELT (which stands for Biblical Education & Leadership Training), and through that involvement we transitioned into equipping indigenous missionaries, pastors, and leaders from people groups and nations in the most remote places. Our passion is to unlock the Word of God for those leaders who are going to be able to disciple their own societies. Dow enjoys leading teams of mobile Bible trainers to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Nepal, and many other nations with limited access to biblical training. An extra bonus is that we get to do this in close partnership with other mission organizations, such as Wycliffe Bible Translators, and through these partnerships we are always learning more!
Brooke is also a Certified Nutrition Consultant (CNC) and loves advising people how to take better care of their nutrition and digestive wellness. Together, Brooke and Dow have three children under ten years old: a daughter (Frances), followed by two sons (Gordon and Everett).
We are about to make a big step as a family: spending 4 months at YWAM Kona-Hawaii, the largest and most diverse YWAM location in the world, a campus that has the capacity to train over 1,000 missionaries per quarter. After over a decade in Madison, we will be seeking God in Kona for direction as to where He is leading us to be located next. However, no matter where we are based next, our commitment to “GO therefore and disciple people of all nations” will remain just as strong.
Please consider supporting our family’s move this winter to the YWAM Kona campus in Hawaii (planned for Nov. 20 – Mar. 22). We are blessed by your prayers and generosity!