This article addresses the question, “I am in engineering. How could I use this in missions?” Several missionaries answer this question.
“Serve as a missionary engineer or be a tentmaker.”
Answer from Jack Voelkel, missionary-in-residence with the Urbana Student Mission Convention; originally published on the Urbana website. Previously Jack served 30 years with Latin America Mission in Peru and Columbia. Find other answers and articles from Jack and others on the Urbana blog.
“Help people learn to use locally available resources in new ways.”
Answer from Steve, who serves with Mission: Moving Mountains.
“Design or carry out projects for mission hospitals, schools, and more.”
Answer from Dick, who has served for 13 years with SIM, including time in Nigeria.
“Be a witness to whom others can relate.”
Answer from Jay, who has served in Italy for 10 years.
“Engineers are needed in the least-reached countries.”
Answer from Ari Rocklin, who served for six years in Asia and North Africa and is now international director of Global Opportunities.
“Be willing to use your engineering skills on the side, and consider other fields that require similar analytical skills.”
Answer from Roger, who serves with CrossWorld (formerly UFM) in Irian Jaya.
“Electrical, RF, and mechanical engineers can work in missions radio.”
Answer from Alan, who has served for 20 years with TWR and Pioneers in the U.S. and Thailand.
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