John and Donna Briggs
CEO and Office Co-ordinator
John and Donna Briggs enjoy helping others discover the joy of knowing God and making Him known. They recognize that hundreds of thousands of Christians come to observe that ‘there must be more’ than merely repeating the same activity week after week, year after year. That ‘something more’ is to make a difference of significance in the lives of others by giving of time and talent to help others! With degrees in Education and Resource Conservation from the University of Montana, John and Donna used their skills and callings to assist small organizations realize their very big dreams. Along the way, business opportunities added to their experience and management skills and led them to join Youth With A Mission of Montana in 1984. They attended the first Discipleship Training School at the newly founded ministry location in Lakeside, Montana, in 1985. For the next 15 years, John and Donna served in a variety of roles necessary to develop a new ministry including the areas of communication and business administration. Raising their family of three children (Katie, David and Anne) in a distinctly Christian community within the small western Montana town of Lakeside was a delightful experience and blessing. Hospitality and service to others are hallmarks of their ministry.
In 2000, John and Donna were literally called out of YWAM Montana and into Mission Builders International. The focus of ministry and the area of service were enlarged exponentially to encompass more locations, more missionaries and more potential volunteers than either had vision or capacity to respond to alone. Building a team of volunteers who share a desire to know the Lord Jesus and serve Him wherever He leads has been their assignment. With the help of a large and dedicated board of directors made up of selfless volunteers in the areas of labor, business, law, financial management, engineering, education, building contracting, software development, project management, and others, the Mission Builders International team continues to grow.
John and Donna are available to serve conferences and churches as they challenge and provide immediate placement for those interested in exploring ministry opportunities in the U.S., Canada, and 29 other nations. Their goal is to assist short-term volunteers to come alongside long-term missionaries in over 1,200 operating locations in more than 186 nations.
To find out how you can be a part of MBI’s all-volunteer team, contact us!