Jonathan and Nina Pocoroba are both originally from Long Beach, CA, where they met and then married in 2005. They are currently on staff with YWAM in Los Angeles. Before entering YWAM, the couple ministered in their home church as the youth pastors as well as being involved in the college group, church led mission trips to Ghana and Utah, and other various church community activities. Jonny and Nina became full time YWAM missionaries in 2009 when they went to Kona for DTS, which stands for Discipleship Training School. For Jonny, this was his second DTS, as he had already completed one in Japan in 2004. After this, they continued in Kona staffing discipleship schools and leading outreach teams to China and Brazil. The couple now has two children: Jackson and Vivien.

They lead discipleship training schools in Los Angeles as well as serve on the leadership team and other community support teams on the campus. Jonny also teaches on topics such as Listening to God and Spiritual Warfare. Jonny and Nina’s calling is to train young people to seek after God and to be missionaries wherever God is leading them. They enjoy serving with their family and consider even their kids to be an important part of their calling. In the near future, they dream of building ministry in the city of Los Angeles. They are still praying into it as God gives them more vision for the project. Jonny and Nina love spending time with their family and friends.

Jacob Pearce has been serving with Youth with a mission (YWAM) since January 2011. He was born and raised in Long Beach and he had attended Hope chapel until he began his affiliation with YWAM. He has served primarily in Kona Hawaii, for the duration of his time with YWAM. While in Hawaii he has gone through leadership development programs, and has been trained in community development.

He spent most of time in Hawaii serving in programs called “Discipleship Training Schools”. In These schools students are taught for twelve weeks in areas such as hearing the voice of God, cross cultural evangelism/missions, and the character in Nature of God. Jake has led small mission teams to Tahiti, and Thailand with the intent of reaching them with the Gospel. Jake has a heart to see the lost reached, and to see the saved encouraged and discipled into a deeper relationship with our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Jake has a passion for the word and is growing in his gift of teaching.

Caleb Pearce graduated high school in 2012, and heard God’s calling to serve in Youth with a Mission. He went to Kona, Hawaii, in January of 2013, and entered the Discipleship Training School, at University of the Nations. He went on his first outreach to Ghana, Africa, helping the local churches and villages to build clean water supplies, latrines, and performing gospel drama’s. He went back to Kona in September, and went through the leadership development program. He then went into the Discipleship Training School to help train the new teams for this year.

Through much prayer he was chosen to lead a team back to Ghana, Africa. He currently is in Ghana, and they are helping with the local churches in different villages. He plans to come home after this missionary outreach, and is waiting on God, to see if he will return to YWAM. Caleb loves to praise God in worship, and to serve in community outreach, and teach children.