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Bring Your Skills to the Missions World

This week the blog is sponsored by TWR, also known as Trans World Radio, and is called to reach the world for Christ by mass media so that lasting fruit is produced.

Pete and Debbie Lee were living the American dream.

The parents of two children, the Lees lived in Greensboro, North Carolina, and were actively serving in a church they loved. Their 17-year-old IT business had just had its best year – another in a string of best years. There was no reason to think the success wouldn’t continue indefinitely. 

They weren’t preachers or linguists, or medical professionals — the skills one might typically connect with mission work. Yet God called them to leave their home, their church and their city and move overseas with their children where Pete would use his IT skills in missions – specifically with TWR.

“I loved what I did, but once I felt God call me, I just couldn’t imagine being anywhere else,” Pete said.

With its use of mass media, TWR has places for all sorts of missionaries in what might be thought of as nontraditional roles, said Alan Lawton, U.S. director of Mobilization and Human Resources for TWR. 

“Christ’s commission to go into the world and make disciples isn’t just for people with the gifts of evangelism or Bible translation,” Lawton said. “It is a commission for everybody.”

TWR has opportunities in a wide array of fields, from video production to Spanish language proofreading. But there are four areas in which TWR is particularly looking for laborers to be part of gathering the harvest:

  • IT – Almost no organization can thrive or even survive today without skilled IT professionals on their team. With TWR, that’s a global challenge – and opportunity! 
  • Finance – Your passion for managing money and working with spreadsheets is a gift from God – and it is a gift that is greatly needed in the world of missions. At TWR, your skill could bring you to regional offices in Europe, Asia, Africa or the Americas. 
  • Maintenance – Are you the kind of person who makes things work? TWR could be just the fit for you, whether at our U.S. office in Cary, North Carolina, at our 20-acre, 10-tower site in the Western Pacific or one of our African locations. 
  • Engineering – Use your engineering wizardry to help bring the gospel to unreached people from the islands of Southeast Asia to the plateaus of western Africa. (Of 16 interns serving with TWR this summer, 10 are engineering majors!)

Pete and Debbie Lee, along with their children Emily, 14, and Elijah, 8, now serve out of The Netherlands, where Pete fills a key role on TWR’s Global Technical Team. 

What would Pete say to others considering their calling?

“I would say put your ‘yes’ on the table,” he responded. “If God is calling you to something, it is going to be awesome.”  What is your fit? TWR is always looking to add to its multi-faceted global team. Check out current opportunities and then begin your journey.


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