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A Reason to Hope
Dear Friend,

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 that has the power to threaten the very lives of those we love and long to be with.

While this, our recent newsletter, highlights what MBI does when things are reasonably normal, the present crisis presents us with a missionary moment of marshaling faith over fear. Rather than focus on what we cannot do and cannot have, we choose to continue to reach out.

The essential tool in our arsenal is prayer, in the name of Jesus. Our MBI team is actively praying for you, for your family, for your connections throughout this season.

Eventually, this crisis will pass. Meanwhile, we pray you can enjoy a new, more profound richness of fellowship with the One who promised never to leave or forsake you. His persecution, crucifixion, and resurrection remind us that the best is yet to come! Happy Easter from the MBI team. Read more

(See our website for detailed information concerning what we are doing during the present crisis and how you can pray.)
Leadership 13: When Expertise Meets Energy

One of the new ministries of MBI, Leadership 13 (L13), was born in 2010 when my colleagues Ron Brewster and Dawn Masucci and I felt compelled to combine our years of leadership expertise and respond to a cry for help from promising young leaders serving within Youth With A Mission. 
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Biblical Financial Coaching

MBI provides Biblical Financial Coaching as a practical resource to YWAM locations worldwide.
 
BFC helps missionaries/ministry workers be “good and faithful stewards” of whatever God has provided them, so that others may thrive: to prosper, to grow, and to be generous with what God has given.
 
“Biblical Financial Coaching has really helped our staff learn how to steward what God has given them now, to multiply it, so they have a long-term future in the mission.”

~ Michael Berg,Orlando, FL  Director
 
Learning to Value the Volunteer 

“An important piece of YWAM Salem’s mission is to equip and train people for the nations. Unfortunately, we weren’t valuing our volunteers enough to invest in their training. We changed our perspective and have seen fruit beyond just more volunteers—we long to see our volunteers trained and equipped to bring Heaven to Earth throughout the nations!

"MBI has taught us how to value the volunteer. Their leadership has been helpful in our journey toward building a healthier community.”

~ Dusty, Volunteer Coordinator
 

Unsung Heroes

MBI has many unsung heroes.

Urbandictionary.com defines an unsung hero as one who does a great job yet receives little or no recognition, refraining from claiming much in return for their efforts.

While remodeling MBI’s downstairs office I was reminded how volunteers helping fulfill someone’s vision become unsung heroes to that person or ministry.
We needed help with drywall, painting, flooring, and trim. A small team from Mississippi came to help with the drywall and painting, and our corporate board chairman brought his small group to help with the flooring and trim. It was powerful to receive volunteers coming to serve!

MBI gets daily calls and emails requesting volunteers. We connect 500-plus volunteers each year, but the need is greater than the number of our volunteers.

A Mission Builder volunteer is anyone between the ages of 18 and 80 with a heart to lend their time, talents, and energy to serve a YWAM location somewhere in the world, joining hearts and hands to glorify Jesus and extend the Kingdom.
 
Ordinary people can become unsung heroes at global YWAM locations. Would you consider being an answer to their calls for help? 

Blessings,
 
Ron Brewster

 

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MBI provides leadership support, practical resources, and volunteer connections to YWAM locations worldwide. Our goal is to help YWAM locations thrive and be empowered to know God and make him known. 

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