Based on the story of a biblical figure in Act 16: 6-10, the Macedonian Call Initiative (or MCI, as is called) was first conceived in 2009 in response to what God was doing in BTBAB. The idea remained hidden behind the scenes of our work for a number of years. By 2014, an increasing number of our volunteers wanted to be part of something bigger than just another 2wks mission. The MCI, still in its infancy, was then used to facilitate Karen Shaw going to Burundi to help mentor a local person into becoming a beacon of transformation.
Thereafter, Katy Read also felt she wanted to do more than just another two weeks mission. Her journey eventually took her to Tanzania where God used her to lead a team that eventually led to the construction of a play area for school kids in three village schools.