mbi stories
A Reason to Hope

A Reason to Hope

We are no longer in control of our coming and going, our calendar, our income, our gathering of friends for fellowship and worship—even our outreach and touching others in the name of Jesus—all for fear of spreading an invisible enemy. Rather than focus on what we cannot do and cannot have, however, we choose to continue to reach out.

Leadership 13: When Expertise Meets Energy

Leadership 13: When Expertise Meets Energy

MBI’s newest ministry, Leadership 13 (L13) came into existence in 2010 when colleagues Ron Brewster and Dawn Masucci and I felt compelled to combine our years of leadership experience and expertise into a concerted effort to respond to a cry for help from a number of promising young YWAM leaders. The end goal was to see the advancement of the kingdom of God globally.

Going the Extra Mile

Going the Extra Mile

At MBI, we serve in our roles because we love missions. For staffer Craig Blair, this means going the extra mile and connecting the local church with a nation close to his heart: Russia.

At Last, A Full-Service MBI!

At Last, A Full-Service MBI!

YWAM Mission Builders International’s goal is to connect Christian volunteers with Youth With A Mission ministries worldwide. But while the practical help delivered by thousands of volunteers has made it possible for ministries to “keep the main thing the main thing,” it is clear that they also need the kind of support that can only be provided by experienced people who understand the unique needs and inner workings of YWAM.

New Beginnings and Happy Endings

New Beginnings and Happy Endings

Change is coming to Mission Builders International, bringing with it the excitement and challenges that accompany beginnings, endings, firsts, and lasts. During this season of transition, we’ve come to a particular ending…

Journey Through Change

Journey Through Change

Serving alongside YWAM ministries in more than 185 nations lends itself to change, and not just in location. Sustaining and growing a ministry like MBI cannot be accomplished alone (in fact, over 80 friends and co-workers have labored together at one time or another over the past 18 years) and we have prayed and patiently waited for God to release His younger leader(s) in order to pass on the leadership of MBI with the charge to take it to the next level.