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Youth With A Mission

Youth With A Mission (YWAM) is a worldwide Christian movement operating in more than 1,000 locations in over 180 countries, with over 25,000 full-time staff since 1960. YWAM offers global opportunities for volunteers from diverse backgrounds to care for, connect, serve, and build with individuals and communities. YWAM is decentralized in structure and each base and location are financially autonomous. This allows each center to adapt and serve the specific needs of the community.

Rancho Abierto

Located approximately 95 miles south of the San Ysidro border crossing (San Diego), YWAM Rancho Abierto was pioneered as part of the Global Reach initiative of YWAM Chico, CA, and is part of the YWAM Family of Ministries. Rancho Abierto is about reaching the nations and transforming communities by developing mission-minded, Jesus-centered families and launching them into international missions through the YWAM Family Discipleship Training School (FDTS). Intentionally designed for married couples, this school provides a foundation for marriages and families who want to discover God’s purpose for their families.

Faith Journey
"For a great and effective door has opened to me..." 1 Cor. 16:9 (NKJV)

After selling their home in Southern California in 2005, the McCoy family moved to Baja California, Mexico with their five children and were part of Hands of Mercy (HoM), a house building ministry, that is still actively serving families in the greater Ensenada area. In 2011, the McCoy's moved to Thailand with e3 Partners and gained experience leading short-term ministry teams in South Asia. In 2014, they moved to South Asia full-time with Commission to Every Nation (CTEN) and led a team that brought the gospel and biblical storytelling to remote villages where the message and the name of Jesus were unknown.


In 2017, Brian, Sue, and their youngest daughter, Shaina McCoy, returned to North America with a vision to pioneer a Family Discipleship Training School (FDTS) at Rancho Abierto with the goal of training families to reach the nations. In preparation for this new season, the McCoy’s attended a Family DTS on the campus of the University of the Nations in Kona, Hawaii and then served as staff for the 5 month FDTS in 2018 and lead an outreach to the Philippines. In April of 2019, the McCoy's had the privilege of leading a FDTS in Kona. The Lord has reopened the ranch for its original ministry of equipping families for missions and the McCoy's have led a FDTS annually since 2021. 

Brian and Sue have five adult children, three of whom are married, and three granddaughters and two grandsons and live full-time on the property attached to Rancho Abierto. 

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