Meet Tyler!

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Today, we’re going to introduce you to our fourth Summer Missionary, Tyler.

To recap from last week, each year, MissionLab hires a team of 8 college-age guys and girls to serve with us all summer. These SMs partner with MissionLab for 9 weeks of ministry and help facilitate easy communication between the leadership of the groups and MissionLab. They are also there to minister to the campers–because even though our MissionLab participants come here to serve, it is our prayer that the Lord works in their own hearts as well.

So, let’s learn a little more about Tyler!



What is your name?

Tyler Williams


How old are you?



Are you in school? If so, where, and what are you studying?

I attend Valdosta State University where I’m earning a degree in Business.


Have you been to New Orleans before?

I have been to New Orleans a few times.


What made you want to work for MissionLab?

I had the best times at MissionLab which encouraged me to work there this summer.


What’s one thing you’re looking forward to this summer?

I am looking forward to meeting and ministering to new people from all over during my time in New Orleans.


What’s your favorite genre of music?

I don’t think I could name one genre of music as my favorite. I love all kinds.


What’s your favorite movie?

If I had to pick one movie as my favorite it would have to be the Pursuit of Happiness. Or I am Legend. Or any Will Smith movie!


What’s your favorite food?

I’m gonna go with Hot Pockets.


What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s happened to you?

I once scored a touchdown in a high school football game, and as I was slowing down from running I stepped on the concrete sidewalk behind the endzone, and my feet came out from under me so I landed completely on my back in front of everyone. Bittersweet moment!


Who would win in a fight: a horse-sized duck, or 10 duck-sized horses? Please provide very specific reasons for your answer.

I think ten duck-sized horses would beat a horse-sized duck because the horses would have more ability than the duck. And there is power in numbers.


If you could use any quote to sum up your life, what would it be?

“People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies. Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you. Be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight. Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough. Give the best you’ve got anyway. You see, in the final analysis it is between you and God; it was never between you and them anyway.” – Mother Teresa




Please remember to keep MissionLab in your prayers as we get ready for the summer. Also be praying for the groups who will be serving in the city and for the people they will come in contact with.

If you’re bringing a group to serve with us this summer, we can’t wait to serve with you!

If you aren’t yet signed up, it isn’t too late. Simply call us at 1-877-TRY-MLAB or send an email to [email protected]