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Hi! We are Daniel and Cassandra Doan. We are newlyweds currently serving with YWAM (Youth With A Mission) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Cassandra is from Minneapolis, Minnesota and Daniel is from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. We have both been serving with YWAM in different places around the world for many years!

Cassandra did her six-month Discipleship Training School (DTS) in Mazatlan, Mexico in 2006 and returned to YWAM Mazatlan shortly afterward as a long-term missionary. She served in Mexico for almost 8 years doing all kinds of different jobs on the base and around the nation. Then she went to Lausanne, Switzerland in 2014 to do an On-Location BCC (Bible Core Course) where she was able to study more of God's word in the places it was written and gain a greater understanding of the Bible. After completing this 3-month course, she served with YWAM Cebu, Philippines for 2 years (2014-2016) following the super-typhoon that ravaged the nation while she was there on outreach the previous year. While there, God began to give her more of His heart for Asia. This led her to Vietnam in 2017 to take the very first FCM (Foundations of Counseling Ministry) school there where she met Daniel and heard God's calling to stay and serve in Ho Chi Minh City.

Daniel first joined YWAM in 2009 when he attended a DTC (Discipleship Training Course), which is like a mini-DTS, in Ho Chi Minh City. This training was so life changing for him that he decided to continue to serve part-time with YWAM after completing that course. He primarily staffed and led other DTC's while he worked and served with his church. Finally in 2013, he went to Nepal to take a Oral Storytelling DTS. The longer he worked with YWAM, the more he felt called to work in the area of training. This led him to take a six-week DTS Equip course in Battambang, Cambodia in 2016 and then the FCM school in Ho Chi Minh City in 2017.

From the beginning of our FCM, we became good friends, we started dating while on our outreach in Cavite, Philippines, got engaged a month after we graduated, and then got married in January 2018. We found that we have many common passions and callings. We both love the world, cultures, training and missions!! We have a heart to train up young people to know and love God more, to experience His healing and freedom, and then be released to pursue Him and His calling for them in their lives.

We are currently helping to organize YWAM Ho Chi Minh's very first TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) course. This is a 6 week school that will run this September (2018) to train up English teachers. We can see how hungry young people are to speak English and how important it is for local missionaries to be able to speak English in order to go out into the nations. We also look forward to pioneering an international DTS here in January 2019. As YWAM, we are called to be international so we desire to bring this aspect into our DTS's more. Daniel, in addition to serving on the leadership team here, is also working on translating a 5 book series of missionary biographies. He has such a desire to see more materials available in the Vietnamese language and has worked as a translator for many years. We love Vietnam and Asia and plan to continue to serve with YWAM in this part of the world for many more years!