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The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
— 2 Corinthians 9:6 (ESV)

Vilma Schwarz



  • Serving In:
    Dominican Republic
  • Ministry Focus:
    Director of Short Term Missions & Community Outreach

I'm US Air Force Retired. I was honorably & medically retired after 4 years of service. My life turned upside down when I ruptured my cornea on active duty. I became legally blind in my right eye. I was stationed at Kadena Air Base Okinawa, Japan, a beautiful tropical island, but with limited medical support. I was deemed undeployable. I was of no use to the Air Force anymore. My heart sank to my knees, and my knees to the ground. I felt my life shatter & what I defined as who I was had broke. I was left blindsided (literally) having NO idea what I was going to do with my life. June 27, 2008, I was left jobless, homeless, & only work experience: building bombs. Unfortunately, so was everyone else. It was my 1st economic downturn experience.

Fast forward to today, I got up off my knees, over myself & learned how to serve others with my whole heart. I got my Bachelors in Business and found the Christian Chamber of Southwest Florida. I found my passion in expressing biblical principles through Leadership & with Business leaders. Together, Leaders of a community & Businesses can cultivate environments that allowed Christ like influences, The past 6 years I have had the privilege of the BEST Business leaders investing in me to develop my leadership and business skills. Because the leadership of Christian Faith Fellowship Church (Hardyston, NJ) & Next Level Church (Fort Myers, FL) helped cultivate my relationship with Christ, I'm more preppared for my walk with Christ like never before.

Today, I have answered the call to step into ministry. I get the opportunity to bring Christ into the nations as a disciple. I am uniquely equipped to lead, empower & raise other leaders around me through discipleship. I will be serving in the Dominican Republic as Director of Short Term Missions & Community outreach. I will lead Short Term Mission trips to the DR & be a liaison between locals & Westerners. Together this is done to effectively lead trips that help & not hurt local communities.

Whether I'm helping lead a team, use business skills & networking, or helping churches with Creative Outreach or projects, I'm ready! God has called me to the field, NOW. I believe together, churches, businesses, and ministries have obligation to be relevant to reach the lost. Be creative, be innovative, but reach the hurting, the lost & the broken. Let's change the world.



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