The mission of Leadership Mission International is to educate, train, and develop the next generation of ethical leaders by providing exceptional academics and hands-on leadership opportunities to individuals from underprivileged families.
Leadership Mission International envisions national leaders taking responsibility for the problems that plague their societies. When the outcast and underprivileged have an opportunity to use their voice for the benefit of society, everyone benefits. It is the leaders who graduate from Leadership Mission International’s academic institutions that will be making long-term, sustainable solutions in their communities and countries.
It is challenging to describe the entire set of the organization’s values in a few short words. Nonetheless, following are a few key ideas that motivate us toward our mission and vision.
-We value access to educational opportunities for everyone, even the least privileged individuals in society, because we believe that education has the potential to change lives.
-We value service to others, and believe that servant leadership has the potential to change the way that entire societies think about authority and influence.
-We value the empowerment of poor individuals, and believe that foreigners will not be responsible for the most important changes in any society. Thus, we strive to empower every individual we serve so that they have the opportunity to provide positive change throughout their society.
-We value diversity, and believe that everyone, regardless of race, religion, gender, political views, etc. deserves the chance to make a difference in the lives of others.
-We value “Living Life” with the individuals we serve, which means that we must go out and be with the people instead of simply trying to fix their problems.
The following are quotations that motivate us to do the things we do.
-“For the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom to many” (Luke 10:45). As an organization, we strive not only to serve those who are benefitting from our mission, but also to teach them to lead others through sacrificial service.
-“Truly I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me” (Matthew 25:40). We strive to honor God through giving to those who are less fortunate than we are.
-“You must be the change you wish to see in the world” (Gandhi). We constantly encourage our students to not only voice their concerns and frustrations about the ills in Honduran society, but to also take a stand and fight against them with wise actions.
-“In this life, we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love” (Mother Teresa). As an organization, we challenge our students to take small steps to changing their culture. The sum of many small changes will lead to significant growth throughout an entire country.
-“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another” (John 13:34). We were given the perfect example of love in the life of Jesus, so now we are to go out and show the same love to others.