I am in engineering. How could I use this in missions?

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Do you have questions about using your engineering background in missions? Do you need some ideas about who to connect to? If so, this is one of the top 10 questions asked on “I am in engineering. How could I use this in missions?” Click the button to read this article with answers from missionaries.


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This article addresses the question, “I am in engineering. How could I use this in missions?” Several missionaries answer this question.

The first step is to pray and look for opportunities, but this article is a good starting place if you’re curious about the answer to this question. Below are some initial statements from missionaries. Click on the button “Get this resource” to read the article and get their full answers. 

“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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