"A few years ago I had the opportunity to bring together my love for teaching (associate professor of accounting at Messiah College, 23 years) along with my experience as a practicing Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner (Partner in Hamilton & Musser, P.C., 19 years) in order to provide fraud training and analysis for World Vision and Hope International throughout the world (Ghana and Senegal, 2005; Ukraine, 2006 and Ukraine and the Philippines, 2008).
I have always admired builders, medical personnel, teachers, engineers, and others for their ability to serve in meaningful ways in short–term mission opportunities. I never thought that my gifts and skills could be used in this way. However, I have come to believe that God created a specific path for my career and that, as part of his plan, he wants me to use my unique set of gifts and skills by providing fraud training to worthy organizations in underserved parts of the world.
The opportunity to serve Hope International and World Vision through Fraud Training, and doing so with Messiah College students and alumni, has been the highlight of my career. God has used me to help these organizations as they serve those in developing countries and has allowed me to be put outside my comfort zone in the process. I have learned so much about his love for all those in this world and also so much about his love for me. These have been some of the most exciting and challenging experiences in my life and I am very grateful for them.
For others who are considering opportunities to serve, I say, go for it. See how God can use your unique gifts and skills to serve in ways you never dreamed. See how God can use these experiences to teach you more about his love and how big this world is outside of Grantham. See how no matter how much you give, you will receive more in return."
— James Krimmel