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Going the Extra Mile
Greetings, Friend!

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. Here is just one of Craig’s stories about how volunteers help change lives.  Read the full story here.

New Volunteer Hosts

We’re excited to present MBI’s newest volunteer host locations!
Be sure to visit our website and discover the unique ministries and needs of each of these YWAM campuses. Then help yourself to a truly international volunteer experience!
YWAM Lusaka, Zambia  ▪  YWAM Yilan, Taiwan  ▪  YWAM DC, USA  ▪  YWAM Shiloh, India  ▪  YWAM Vanuatu, Oceania  ▪  YWAM Kosova, Kosovo  ▪  YWAM Morogoro, Tanzania  ▪  YWAM Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
LIFT Conference 

On August 10-13 MBI hosted its first LIFT conference for 75 YWAM North America leaders, addressing legal, immigration, financial, and tactical/risk areas in ministry.

“I wept thinking about the priceless gift you are to YWAM and the body of Christ. We stepped into fathers and mothers wanting to pass on knowledge, experience, success, and failures. Now, you must pray for us as you would for an 8-year-old son to whom you’ve just gifted a 20-tool Swiss Army pocket knife!”­­  
– Michael McClanahan,
YWAM Nashville

New Board of Directors Members

My wife Sara and I, along with our two children, Ben (20) and Brianna (18), have long been a mission-building family. Since 2010, we’ve served in various YWAM locations throughout the U.S.A., Mexico and Switzerland.  As a software engineer, I can work from wherever I find internet access. This freedom, along with homeschooling our kids, has allowed us to travel from our home in Montana and volunteer for up to 6 months at a time. MBI was instrumental in helping us get started in volunteering at YWAM locations, and it is an honor to now serve on its board.

With our son headed to YWAM Switzerland and our daughter enrolled in college, Sara and I see our newly empty nest as an opportunity for greater service. We both have a strong passion for missions and love to help other people reach their potential in God. We especially seek to inspire other families to get involved in service. God is expanding MBI into new areas of ministry, and we’re confident that we are going to see increased fruitfulness as we build upon the foundation that has been so faithfully laid by the past leaders, staff and volunteers. It’s an exciting time to be part of MBI! 

So Others May Thrive
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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