Friends in Action, Intl. was birthed from a need to support missionaries and their efforts in remote locations. Since 1942, New Tribes Mission (NTM, now known as Ethnos 360) has commissioned and supported missionaries across the globe. In 1991, Jerry Smyth and five other men associated with NTM saw an ever-increasing need for construction projects to assist missionaries in areas lacking infrastructure. With NTM’s input, FRIENDS of NTM was created as a separate corporation and subsidiary of NTM in 1992, with the name changed to Friends in Action International in April of 2000.
From our inception to present day, Friends in Action is still partnering with missionaries to accelerate the spread of the Gospel. Currently at work on ten construction projects in six different countries, we are steadfast in our efforts to reach those who have never heard the Good News due to inaccessibility or limited infrastructure. We remain passionate about using construction projects as a platform to meet the physical and spiritual needs of those in the most remote parts of the globe.