Hands to serve God’s servants


Hands To Serve was founded by a gentleman named Tiny Snell, who, besides having many other skills, was a mechanic in California. Tiny had a strong desire to serve the Lord in a fulltime capacity, but was limited because of his lack of a formal theological degree.
Aerial picture of Hands To Serve buildingHe could not become a preacher, but felt that there must be something he and others like himself could do for the Lord with their hands. He provided cars for missionaries on furlough until May, 1963, when he went to Europe to work on the mechanical staff of Operation Mobilization. Tiny began to see that there was a great need for someone to supply technical aid to missionaries and groups, and so was led of the Lord to begin his own ministry. Hands To Serve was born in 1966.
Today… Tiny died, tragically, in an automobile accident in 1971, but the work he founded, Stichting Hand, has continued to grow under the Lord’s blessing. Today, the work is led by Steve and Sandy Simmons, Tiny’s son-in-law and daughter. Evelyn and Randy Snell, Tiny’s wife and son, continue with the work and have now been supporting missionaries for over thirty years from the little village of Strijen, near Rotterdam, in the Netherlands.
While automobiles remain a significant focus of the work, technology has changed and so has the ministry of Hands To Serve. Today computers, both hardware and software, are another major part of the work. Computers are purchased, repaired, rebuilt and shipped world wide and missionaries are provided with assistance in using their computers effectively to facilitate spreading God’s Word.

The shipping department continues to operate fulltime crating and shipping household goods, ministry supplies, construction materials, automobiles, sound equipment, computers and just about anything else around the globe.

One thought on “History

  1. Dear Evelyn and Randy,
    You are doing great for the Lord.!!!
    Stay Blessed,
    Emmanuel Nkrumah

    19 September 2016 at 12:32

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