Think Long

Everyone loves a good report. At Mission Builders International, we love hearing about our volunteers’ experiences serving alongside global YWAM ministries. The connection between Mission Builders and missionaries is more than just about the value of the work that’s accomplished; it’s also about the rich insights and relationships that result when people work together for kingdom purposes. David H., who serves with MBI’s RV Associates, blessed us with the following two-week snapshot of his time of service at YWAM Orlando in Florida. We’d like to share his infectious joy and encourage you to find out for yourselves what God has in store for those who offer their time and skills. David wrote: “A lot has happened in the last couple of weeks. Events below are just some of the highlights. More Mission Builders! This morning the dining hall is filled with Mission Builders! About fifty Amish from Pennsylvania arrived over the weekend. Men, women, young and old! Many of them have been here before, several times. After breakfast, the projects planned for the week are announced and the volunteers join the group where they feel led: replacing a roof on a house, building the deck on the dining hall, pool house rehab, cutting and clearing trees in the upper camp grounds. The tree cutting turns up a little shy on people, so I get asked to help with the chain saw work. Not a problem. It will be some good exercise for me, and the project I’m working on is not urgent. An Observation on Christian Unity. Throughout the week, as I work on the various jobs, I get...

A Pleasant Surprise

It’s not every day you find a $5000 check in the day’s mail. When you do, it’s a pleasant surprise, especially when the story behind the $5000 is as encouraging as the surprise itself. MBI’s calling is “connecting Christians to frontline missions.” When someone who is not a Christ-follower contacts us to volunteer at one of the hundred-plus locations we offer on our website, we may be somewhat surprised, but we’re never discouraging. You see, it’s our understanding that if a YWAM location is doing the work of bringing the lost to Jesus, wouldn’t they want to invite someone who isn’t afraid to work alongside them, even if that person isn’t a follower of Christ yet? When we know someone is not a Christ-follower, we coach (or warn) them that YWAM locations are usually pretty evangelistic, passionate about worshipping Jesus, and willing to open their doors to strangers – especially if the stranger is willing to offer their labor and not their criticism. When I telephoned the donor of the $5000 with my thanks, he explained that, a few years ago, he and his wife had a friend who did not know the LORD but wanted to be involved in offering his building skills to a trustworthy organization with international connections. The donors put the potential volunteer in touch with MBI, and we contacted a YWAM location that was willing to host him. According to the donor, their friend traveled to Europe, volunteered his time, and then returned to his community as a new believer. He joined a local church and has since gone on a few more mission-building...

Share It!

Have you ever said, “If I had only known, I would have…”? Nothing is worse than missing an opportunity because you didn’t know about it—especially if someone else knew about it but they didn’t tell you. In this age of internet and social media, we can make a difference in ways we never could before—all over the globe. Information leads to action, and action leads to change. One word, one click, one share is all it takes to make life-changing things happen. Mission Builders International makes awesome volunteer opportunities available to everyone, from audacious let’s-do-it youngsters to retired-and-refired oldsters. We do our best to let people know they can contribute worldwide to work that really counts for something, but we count on you to help us share. If you know people whose names are written all over an MBI project or possibility, do them a favor: Tell them about it! Missing an opportunity is a terrible thing. Don’t miss yours, and make sure your friends and family don’t miss theirs.  Start sharing today!...