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YWAM Ruurikkala | YR16

Evijärvi, Finland

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In the summer of 2019, Loren Cunningham, the founder of YWAM, visited Ruurikkala and asked a question: “Has God ever spoken to you about the University of the Nations (U of N) campus taking place in Ruurikkala?”

In the video below, you can listen to what happened after Loren posed the question…

The Group's Purpose

Ruurikkala’s story began in 2005 when God gave the following vision to a young Finnish man named Roope Laukkonen: “Ruurikkala is a place of God’s presence and a training center”. This is when the prayer battle began. As a result of the prayers God released Kartano Ruurikkala, the old vicarage of Evijärvi which was a hotel at the time, for the use of YWAM Finland in 2008.

Under the leadership of Roope and his wife Sanna-Maria, Ruurikkala quickly became known throughout Finland as a Christian training base, where the Word of God, the fear of the Lord and the presence of the Holy Spirit were in the core, and strong teaching was given through various seminars, camps and Discipleship Training Schools (DTS).

Over the years, thousands of young people and young adults have participated in Ruurikkala’s events. Almost 300 students from Finland and around the world have participated in Discipleship Training Schools and other long courses. More than 200 students have been trained and sent on short-term missions. There’s been up to 25 voluntary staff members serving in Ruurikkala at a time.

In 2015 God spoke of a “pruning season” which was ahead. During this pruning season both operations and Ruurikkala’s staff and leaders were pruned in many ways. As a result of this process all operations were put to a break in late 2019.

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How to Help

We are walking by faith and believing for God to prepare our steps!
God said: "This year (2020) you will buy the Land around Ruurikkala, Next year (2021) you will build the House of Prayer and later 2021 you will start the first School of Inspiration, Innovation & Influence - Keys to Making and Impact on Society"

Partner us by donating! We know God is doing something new and we believe it will be blessing Nations big time!

About the Organizers

YWAM’s purpose is simply to know God and to make Him known. YWAM operates in over 200 countries.

YWAM Ruurikkala is one of the locations in Finland, Europe.

Our heart is to disciple people and to send them to make an Impact in the world around them!