Hawaii is sometimes called the gateway to Asia given its significantly closer proximity to the Far East than the rest of the United States. YWAM Maui seeks to minister to specific Asian nations. We run two schools here: a DTS (Discipleship Training School) and an SBFM (School of Biblical Foundations in Missions). The DTS is an introduction to the world of missions with an outreach portion spent in another country. The SBFM is a school that goes more in-depth into missions to prepare someone more for long-term work in the field. I have served with YWAM Maui on and off for the last eight years.