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Unmasking the Gospel in 2021: Caleb, Engineering Intern

By Rosie McMahan
Americas, Americas - Caribbean, Bonaire
It’s easy to sometimes forget that although we have readily and freely available gospel content in the United States, this is not always the case in other countries. Thanks to the radio towers TWR has established around the world, life-saving messages can be broadcasted to hard-to-reach places.

Caleb has recently felt God’s call to serve those without access to the gospel. He did so this summer on the Caribbean island of Bonaire, home of TWR’s largest radio transmitter. Caleb has loved trying new things this summer and experiencing a world different than his own.

Caleb was born in raised in Chicago, Illinois. He is a junior at Dordt University studying Biomedical Engineering. This summer in Bonaire, he served as an Engineering intern alongside fellow intern, Sam.

Q: How did you hear about TWR?

TWR came to a career fair at my school and this internship opportunity stood out from all the rest.

Q: What caused you to get involved in the internship program with TWR in Bonaire?

The opportunity to be in a ministry that taught me important skills that applied to my major while at the same time helping the unreached hear the gospel seemed amazing to me. I was willing to go wherever was needed, but international especially with hopes of learning more about people and their culture.

Q: Have you always been interested in missions?

Not always. I would say it is a more recent call to serve those who do not have access to the gospel in any way I can.

Q: What projects are you going to be involved in?

We started a solar project, and have been wiring security systems and performing general tower maintenance.

Q: Are there any challenges you have or anticipate experiencing? How will you face them?

Being immersed in a new culture that is different than the one I have always known. Ask questions, try new things, go to God in prayer.

Q: What are you most looking forward to during your internship?

I am looking forward to being a part of the solar project as well as exploring the island.

Q: What is your biggest goal for this summer?

One goal is to be involved as much as I can in the community, whether that be serving through the church, serving in another way, or even playing basketball with guys on Saturday mornings.

Q: What are your post-college plans?

I am hoping to pursue a master’s in prosthetics and orthotics and see where God leads after that.

Q: Fun fact: what’s the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?

The weirdest food I’ve eaten was a live goldfish.

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