During the General Nazarene Missions International Convention in 1972, Dr. Paul Gamertsfelder was given the assignment of getting men involved in missions. In January 1974, the first official “Men in Missions” team was organized and went to Panama. On that trip, awareness of the tremendous need for buildings emerged. The team returned home to promote the idea of sending teams to construct buildings on the mission field. What began as “Men in Missions” officially became “Work and Witness” in 1984.
Today, Work and Witness is a ministry that has literally changed the face of missions in every corner of the world. Churches from many different nations participate each year.