Dan’s work is primarily the management of the HCJB Global Technology Center computer and network systems. He keeps the email system running, backs up the data from hundreds of projects and partners with whom we work, helps others with their computer problems, and does research for technology that can be used by partner ministries.
While much of Dan’s work is physical with computer hardware and software, it enables the spiritual work of a partner out in a local village or evangelism and discipleship in an unreached metropolis using the airwaves.
Tending to and researching computer equipment for HCJB Global can be likened to the builders of the tabernacle in Exodus 36. Various types of craftsmen used their minds and hands to construct a tangible building as God directed to be used for a spiritual purpose. Each craftsman was uniquely called and gifted by God for a practical purpose.
The impact of engineering support work can also be likened to the men in Acts 6:2 who were chosen to use their hands to serve others as their ministry to the Lord, so that the preachers and teachers could commit themselves fully to their spiritual ministry.
One of our machinists here in Elkhart said it well:
In the final analysis, the great commission can be seen as a multi-faceted offensive in today’s world, and one small but important facet impacting the saving of souls is radio, and one small part of radio is making the equipment needed to reach people.