By Michael Bell
Fifteen years ago I was approached by young man name with a vision. His name was Mark Orr, and his vision was to use technology to connect Mission Agencies with young people who were looking for Mission experiences. Mark was President of an organization called Student Mission Advance, and he was convinced that traditional methods were not effective enough to help young people find the best fit with a mission agency.
Student Mission Advance in Canada served as a communication pipeline between Mission Agencies and young people. They would go into Universities and meet with Christian clubs, speak at chapels in Bible Schools, and meet with with young people at Churches, all with the goal of presenting missions and the opportunities available from Canada’s mission agencies. In short, their vision was that of being “Mission mobilizers”.