While resting after a singing engagement, he opened his Bible and asked God to speak to his mind. What happened next was far from routine. Suddenly, he was looking up at a map of the world. Only the map was alive, moving! He sat up, shook his head, and rubbed his eyes. It was a mental movie. There was a map of the world and waves were breaking all over it. The waves began to turn into young people, thousands of them, spilling on to every continent and sharing the good news about Jesus.
“Was that really you, Lord?” he asked. This idea that young people could be missionaries was radical at the time, but Loren trusted that this vision was from the Lord. Four years later, in 1960, he began walking out this vision by starting an organization called “Youth With A Mission”.