Island Breeze Manitoba YWAM is an exciting ministry in Steinbach, Manitoba which is part of Youth With A Mission (YWAM). We are a global missions organization that seeks to Know God and Make Him Known through His Inherent Gifts & Expressions within the Nations. We use culture to share God’s love and have a special gift for showcasing His diversity through music and dance.
Island Breeze began in 1979 out of a time of worship where some young YWAMers heard God tell them to use their cultural dance in worship…
…This act of obedience in what was a controversial area has now expanded internationally with Island Breeze ministry bases in 8 countries around the world! The Island Breeze International family share many of the same songs, chants and dances passed down over the decades as well as the cultural flavours of the different nations we are based in.
Island Breeze Manitoba started this journey in October 2009 as a small team of 2 couples with 3 young kids in tow. We began with a passion to see lives changed through discipleship and a heart for seeing Canada’s indigenous people fulfill their destiny.
We believe in finding the treasures that God has placed in each culture. Many things have been tainted over the years and taken away from their original intent, but we seek to help bring these gifts and talents back to worship God. Dance is a good example of this. We use the dance and music of the Pacific Islands to praise God through the creativity and beauty he has placed in these islands.