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IT & Engineering Open Doors

We value IT and engineering in missions.

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February 15, 2019

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Not all missionaries are preachers or teachers. Some are innovators who apply science and mathematics to develop new systems or structures. Still others are fluent in binary code, HTML or programming languages and can design websites, apps and networking solutions. Are you someone with these skills?

Examples of IT and engineering in missions

  • Jenna works as a programmer for a team of people using media, websites, apps and videos to share the gospel with people who speak Arabic.
  • Antonio engineers systems for clean water in rural areas. This allows him to meet with a wide range of people in one region.
  • Beth and Jon are engineers working on clean power solutions as alternatives to fossil fuels in a Muslim-majority country.
  • James runs a company serving organizations that outsource their IT needs. Through it, he is able to share the gospel with industry colleagues.

Expertise, work experience and education open doors for people with specialized abilities to work with other highly trained individuals. And we want to send people through those doors in pursuit of sharing the gospel with those who have never heard it. Jobs in engineering and IT allow access to people and places that are difficult to reach.

Here’s what one Pioneers missionary says about his work in IT and missions.

We recently interviewed John, a Pioneers missionary who has an IT business in Asia. We asked him how he would encourage people who have IT skills and are also interested in missions. He told us, “There’s a beauty in how technology is changing the way we work today. People with IT backgrounds are in high demand everywhere. Sometimes, it seems like this work keeps you behind a computer or could be done from your home country. But within the context of missions, IT can provide so many benefits!

“IT can provide so many benefits!”

“As an entrepreneur in the online marketing space, I have flexibility. So, I schedule my day however it best fits the needs of my family and the ministry opportunities that come up. Also, my overhead is low, which allows me to hire people more easily. I have an opportunity to provide exposure and economic benefit to a community that might not have it otherwise.”

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