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Use Your IT Skills in Missions

What do computers have to do with missions? EVERYTHING! Gary Smith, missionary to the Dinangat people of Papua New Guinea explains:
“As a carpenter uses his tools, so our church development team uses computers. Computers have been integral to our ministry from day one.”
Missionaries use computers in order to:

  • Learn a new language more quickly
  • Understand a foreign culture
  • Translate the Bible faster and accurately
  • Produce Bible curriculum
  • Develop literacy materials
  • Communicate with consultants
  • Equip the church

“The IT team has played a major role in our church development ministry. They advised us on the best equipment for our circumstances. They even ordered, tested and sent us the equipment! The IT team provided assistance and repairs — allowing us to focus on our ministry of church planting. And they maintain all the necessary network systems in the background that all of our missionaries rely on. They are like the hands and feet to our ministry.”
“We need skilled IT professionals — network and systems engineers, administrators, and technicians — on the church planting team.”
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Posted in NTM@work March 2016