Hey There!

Elise Takashima

Staff member at "Youth With A Mission"


Sunshine Coast, AUS. June 2017-2019

Sydney, AUS. August 2019-Current

My life was ruined for the ordinary in 2011 when I went on my first missions trip.  It was adventurous and uncertain, engaging all of my heart. On a two-week trip to Tijuana, Mexico at 14 years old, I fell in love with the sensation of watching people encounter the love of God for the first time. It was like watching them gain their sight or greet a long lost loved one- an intimate encounter that I would give anything to be apart of, again and again.


I attended a mission focussed training school in 2016 at a YWAM base on the Sunshine Coast. Through this school, I gained a clear vision and passion to see young adults set free and  sent to the nations. This desire led me to joyfully commit to staffing "Discipleship Training Schools" at the YWAM Sunshine Coast Base, eventually leading me to help pioneer a new YWAM Base in Newtown, Sydney. 


I am currently living in Newtown, helping with DTS training and other movements of our base. The same simple desire for people to meet Him is what drives me, and friendships with Him is what sustains me.