Ten Thousand Homes is a movement of ordinary people actively building HOPE and creating HOMES for Africa’s orphans and vulnerable children.


Meet Josiah Vandis

Coming Up in July…

In July we have a lot of conferences coming up the first one is here in Colorado Springs its called Contend America. Contend America is held by a ministry called: TheCall and what will be going on there is thousands of young people my age, will be worshiping and fasting and accepting God as their personal savior. For our team and me it will be a time of ministering to the young adults in this city/country and also a time were we can recruit people to join our base! After that we are doing another conference with The Call in Cleveland, Ohio. We will be filling the NBA Cavaliers basketball stadium with young people and we will all be worshiping and fasting together and their will also be thousands people there my age that will come from all across the country to attend this conference, and we will be ministering to everyone as well and sharing the gospel! After Cleveland we will be in Colorado Springs a short time before then going back to Birmingham, Alabama again to attend a pastors conference at Church of the Highlands. There their will be around 3,000 pastors of the biggest churches in America. That’s where we will be telling all of them about the urgent need for revival in America, and during one of the session they will take up an offering for our base, through the pastors there and their churches were trusting God that he will provide the money we need to purchase the property to build our base on. I am trusting God right now for traveling expenses for these conferences like hotels, food, and etc. so please keep me in your thoughts and prayers as I am trusting for $2,000 dollars.


Meet Shelby Swanson

It’s been an amazing experience here at YWAM Destination Paradise so far. My days normally consist of worship or intercession, lectures, work duties, leadership training, and adventuring! The lectures have been so cool, I feel like I’m really getting to know God personally for the first time in my life. God’s been teaching me how deep and personal His love for me is and is setting me free from fear and insecurities that have been holding me back. I’ve also had people give me prophetic words or pictures from God which has been amazing and so different from anything I’ve known. God’s drawing me close and speaking to me in a way I haven’t experienced before, it’s incredible.  We also recently found out our outreach location, which I am so excited about! Our whole team (12 of us altogether) are headed to Mayreau Island, which is located near St. Vincent and the Grenadines and is the smallest inhabited island in the Caribbean. There are only about 300 people there. We’re not exactly sure what we’ll be doing there yet, only that that’s where God has called and and we’re ready! We leave mid-June for that.

I’ve met so many amazing people here and God has been doing so much in me. Every day I’m so awed by the beauty He created and that the artist of it all loves me like crazy. We are halfway through our time here on base for lecture phase, and I’m excited to see what God does in all of us!