YWAM nick in PNG village

FSS Philanthropy

The CEO of FSS Group of companies Mr Nick Papamichael works as the current Ambassador for YWAM Medical Ships Kona HI.

Mr Nick Papamichael involvement with “YWAM” Youth With A Mission started back when in his early twenties when he completed a 6 month missionary sabbatical called a “DTS” Discipleship Training School.

This lead Mr Papamichael to Sabah Malaysia where he got involved with working with local tribal villages assisting with Humanitarian requirements.

Upon His return to Australia, Mr Nick Papamichael started getting an interested with the South Pacific Islands with YWAM Medical Ships.

Today Mr Nick Papamichael has travelled over the South Pacific Islands from Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Fijian Islands, Norfolk Island, assisting with various Medical & Humanitarian Aid Projects.

The Company Fire System Services donates time and resources to YWAM Medical Ships helping to accomplish various projects plus maintenance requirements for the vessels.

If you would like to know more about YWAM Ships email nick at 


YWAM Ships Kona Hi manages and runs over 27 ships of various size and classes over the Globe. Working with Various YWAM bases such as Townsville AU, Auckland NZ, Marshall Islands, Outpost Panama, Poipet Columbia, Florida USA its presence is felt every-time there is a Humanitarian Aid Required.

Serving the isolated

YWAM Ships Kona exists to serve isolated islands and remote shoreline villages through health and healing services. Using ships to serve is not just a good option for these locations, it is the ONLY option. Islands without airports, and shorelines with no roads or bridge access, are limited to ships able to reach them and provide services.

A primary goal is to reach remote Pacifica islands without airports.  It can take weeks to sail to remote islands across the vast ocean. The Big Island of Hawaii is ideally situated in the great expanse of the Pacific Ocean to achieve this mission.

The YWAM Ships Kona training and logistics centre, known as Port YWAM, was a former hotel nestled right in downtown Kailua-Kona. Port YWAM sits across from the pier where the first missionaries arrived in Hawaii in 1820, and where in the latter 1800s, five different missionary ships known as Morning Star I through Morning Star V were sent out from Kona to serve in Pacifica. It is a historic legacy that continues today with a new generation of seafarers committed to fulfilling the great tradition of Hawaii serving the islands of the Pacific. This campus is our primary training and field support facility. We are also just one mile from the University of the Nations Kona campus, our “twin” in ministry.

Visit YWAM website to know more

YWAM Pacific Link Medical Ship

Medical Projects

The Medical & Humanitarian projects that YWAM Medical Ships gets asked to participate on is quite extensive.

  • Dentistry
  • Ophthalmology
  • Optometry
  • Primary Health Care
  • Community Engagement
  • Vaccinations “Tuberculosis & Malaria”
  • Sanitation: Hygiene Water Catchment projects

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