SOMD CONFIDENTIAL REFERENCE FORM
The following applicant has applied for admission to a University of the Nations school at the Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Pismo Beach, California campus. YWAM is an international, interdenominational Christian mission organization. Founded in 1960, YWAM now has centers in over 1,000 locations in over 149 countries. Its purposes include training and challenging Christians to fulfill Christ’s command: "Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations."
The SOMD is 12 weeks of lectures and may include an optional 10 weeks of outreach (field placement.) This could be in primitive or stressful conditions and will provide an opportunity for the student to use their skills. It is therefore not in the applicant’s best interest to give an unrealistically positive view of them. An honest and realistic appraisal of the challenges they will face will help rather than hinder their application.
Serious consideration will be give to your comments; therefore we ask that you complete this form carefully. We would appreciate honesty, a straightforward response, and an evaluation of both the assets and abilities of the applicant. Be assured that your reply will be held in strict confidence. Your prompt attention in completing this form is appreciated. Thank you.