"Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him and he will bring justice to the nations. He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets. A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice; he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth.
Isaiah 42: 1-4
We have been serving and doing Business As Mission initiatives globally for over 2+ years. In late 2016, we moved to Chiang Mai, Thailand to serve with the Business as Mission Resource Team. Our main objective was to help grow their annual BAM Conference. Our team grew this conference from an average of 50 attendees per year to over 300 attendees, and this event is now THE event for global Business as Mission!
The Business as Mission Conference has been serving business people, academics, students, mission agencies and churches for the past 8 years. They are motivated by the call to live for Christ and follow him in business. They have seen firsthand that companies can do incredible good, bring spiritual, economic, social and environmental transformation to communities around the world. They understand the power of networking to inspire new initiatives for God’s glory and for his Kingdom. For more information go to: www.bamconference.com and www.businessasmision.com
In 2017, we moved back to the U.S. (Denver, Co.) to start a new initiative that serves the BAM community by providing sales and marketing strategies. We are partnering with several organizations and BAM practitioners that create ethical products that help transform vulnerable communities, share the gospel, and create jobs with dignity. In addition, we are serving a YWAM ministry that organizes an annual business summit on missional business in Colorado Springs. For more information go to: www.emergesummit.com
UPDATE: We have been living with a family that hosts missionaries – they have been such a blessing to our family! Recently, they have decided unexpetedly to move to Texas, and are selling their home. This means we will need to find other accommodations, and we are seeking the Lord in prayer as we transition to a new place to land. Please pray with us, as we seek God's wisdom, and provision during this transition. We are thankful that God answered our prayers of being able to keep our boys here to finish the school year which ends May 25th. This has been a great year of school for them. God's timing and provision was perfect!
We are currently fundraising for this time of transition, and are moving back to the Carolina's (Charlotte) in early June for at least the summer, while we have some time of refreshment and seek council and prayer as we pursue our longer term ministry plans. We will also be "tentmaking" by looking for work to help with living expenses while we seek and prepare for our long-term ministry project.
We are looking forward to being home with our Church community, family and friends. We are greatful for your continuing support in this mission especially during this season of transition. You can support us with a one-time gift or monthly donation.
Thank you for continuing to journey with us as we serve the Lord in Business as Mission. We will keep you updated as things progress. We appreciate your prayers and support!
The Fishers - Ben, Jennifer, Ari, Jude and Eli
Our mission is to equip people in poverty in developing nations through business and economic activities, using biblical principles, with kingdom purpose.