International Servants is a nonprofit Christian Mission bringing hope to children and families in Belize. Ministries: Belizean Churches, Children's Ministry, Feed-A-Child Center, Medical Mission, Save-A-Child's Life Program, Local Schools, Orphan Ministry and Belize Mission Trips.
Belize, Central America, is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere, with thousands of needy children and families living in jungle villages in desperate poverty. Our missionary focus is on serving in the areas of greatest spiritual need and helping the poorest of the poor. Though we serve in all 6 Districts, most of the villages where we serve are several hours from Belize City, in the interior of the country in jungle villages.
International Servants was founded in 1990 by Missionary to Belize, Dr. Paul Whisnant, and is governed by its Board of Directors. Dr. Paul serves as our Belize Mission Director and oversees our Belizean Pastors, Missionaries and Belize Mission Trip Volunteers.
While on a short-term Mission Trip to Belize in 1989, Paul Whisnant felt called by God to full-time missions. Five months later, as a 19 year old teenager, he withdrew from college, packed a few items in a backpack and bought a one-way plane ticket to Belize, one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere.
He arrived with only $50 in his pocket and lived in a grass hut made of leaves and sticks, in a remote jungle village, without electricity or running water. The locals taught him how to survive by eating iguanas and taking baths in the jungle river with the crocodiles nearby. The Mission he started in that jungle hut in 1990 is now International Servants.
His many years living in the jungle as a missionary in Belize produced a wealth of fascinating stories that led him to speak in the US, Africa and Asia, inspiring others to make a difference with their lives. Whether he's speaking to 600 teens at the Smokey Mountain Youth Conference in Tennessee, 200 business leaders at the HQ for Chick-fil-A in Atlanta, GA, 700 Pastors in South Africa, 100 of our Mission Trip volunteers in Belize, or in the chapel at the 20,000 member Fellowship Church in Grapevine, TX, it's his humor and commitment that'll keep you on the edge of your seat; but his passion for Missions that you'll remember the most.
Bryan College, Dayton, TN, and CIU, Columbia, SC.
1997: Appointed to the National Executive Board of the Baptist Association of Belize.
United States Embassy in Belize:
Government of Belize:
Video: Belize Mission Trip Tour Dr. Paul leads Ed Young (Senior Pastor of the 20,000 member Fellowship Church of Grapevine, TX) on a tour of our Mission work and Churches in Belize.
Video: Hear from one of our Board Members, Pastor Dr. Steve Stewart: