Business for Missions
Creating Opportunity for the Needy
Missions trips across the globe have brought the message of Christ and much needed aid to those struggling to make ends meet. As great has this work is, many families are still left fighting soon after their aid runs dry. The generosity of U.S. missions teams can often create the unintended consequence of people in the host nation developing a view that believes American missionaries bring money. This results in people looking to America as their provider rather than God. Additionally, Christian students going into a business career path are often taught that the role of business professionals within the church is simply to fund ministry rather than do ministry themselves.
Why not teach the natives to create micro-businesses and improve their situation without looking to America? That’s the idea behind Business for Missions (BFM). We take business students out to the missions field to research the area, help start up businesses among believers, and offer aid and course correction when needed. This also teaches Christian business students that they are worth more than their pocket book. The project takes places over three years, gives students a chance to gain real world experience while building their business resume, and exposes them to the real needs and harsh realities of the missions field.
CrossTalk International has partnered to lead and support micro-business and Business For Missions endeavors in Cuba, the Yucatan Peninsula, India, Andaman Island, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, and Romania. The creation of teaching materials, program production, and general travel expenses for these projects add up quickly. We need your help to support this work so that it can continue and go beyond the projects already begun.