News Mechanical Engineering Students Feel Part of Something Bigger

July 2nd, 2019

Mechanical Engineering Students Feel Part of Something Bigger

Daniel and Quinton do their internship at the Bonaire Radio Station of TWR

Daniel Bollig (20) always wanted to do something in missions during his high school and college years. However, in his thoughts mission work was synonymous to church planting.  So, he never considered going into missions as his skills were not useful for church planting.  Until the day came that Alan Lawton (Director of Mobilization and Internships TWR) visited Liberty University and Daniel heard him talk about TWR. That day, Daniel found out he could combine missions and engineering.  He was interested right away and applied.

Quinton Foster (21) had never heard about TWR.  He had missed the career fair and started looking online. There he found TWR and saw what TWR was. He thought that the organization appeared to be very cool and amazing, so he filled out the application form for an internship.  He totally forgot about this, until he was called for an interview, and now he can say that working at TWR-Bonaire is what he is called to do this summer of 2019.

About four weeks ago Daniel and Quinton arrived on Bonaire, both working mostly at the transmitter site, working on Tower maintenance and installing an alarm system.  In the weeks to come they will do some research for a solar array project, together with Jonas Fischer.

Daniel and Quinton climbed the towers to install new safety cables up and fix the lights.  Daniel says, ‘when you are up there, it doesn’t feel the ground is real.  That can be scary.  However, from up there, the island is extremely beautiful, with the salt flats down below; blue ocean, brown, red and green salt flats.  Quinton adds, ‘and don’t forget it is windy up there too!’

A Smile on my Face
When we asked both interns how they liked their internships so far, Quinton answered, ‘I like the island time, everything is more relaxed.  My favorite part is the people who work here.  I can leave every day with a smile on my face.”  Daniel answers, ‘Although we are pretty far away from the people we are reaching, I still like to be part of this project that can reach people with the Gospel at a large distance. Although I do maintenance, it is cool that we play a part in something bigger. “

“There are many ways that you can serve our Lord in the TWR family. I invite you to explore this website to discover how God can employ your unique gifts and talents to bring the transforming message of Jesus Christ to the ends of the world.” - Lauren Libby (President TWR)