THE HEART OF THE HOSPITALITY MINISTRY
Hospitality is a YWAM value and we as a YWAM Base exist to provide such hospitality as may be needed by people of like mind and values. This is a missionary Base and for that reason all seekers of accommodation must understand and uphold Christian values and the specific guidelines of the base. Livingstone has cheap accommodation and expensive food because it lies in a drought prone valley and most of the food is imported from other Zambian cities or from neighboring countries. Accommodation and food per person per day (pppd) is charged as follows:
- One night visit for any YWAM missionary who has been approved to stay on the base will be free.
- All other YWAM visitors will be charged on the scale of affordability: $10pppd (K100) for Third World nationals; $150pppd for First World nationals.
- All non YWAM visitors will pay $15pppd if they are Third World nationals, and $20pppd if they are First World nationals
USING YOUR STAY AT YWAM AS YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE LOCAL MINISTRIES
Finally, we have had teams from churches, other mission groups, individual traveling ministers and many others who have chosen to stay at the YWAM Base rather than at hotels because they feel that they would like their stay to be their investment into YWAM's base finances. This is commendable only when the money being invested in that manner does not put you into conflict with your donors or employers. In principle we encourage any guests who are concerned about the lack of certain comforts on the base to consider moving into lodges and guest houses in the city because the YWAM base is intended to be basic, giving missionary students a foretaste of what to expect in missions. All our guests must know this upfront.