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In Good Company

never before had reason to meet. This day, they were brought together through mutual friends in the United States, and mutual friends in Central Asia. As they talked about their history and current opportunities, it was surprising how much their stories paralleled one another. Marina* had worked for a sending organization but had found expanded … Continue reading “In Good Company”

Introducing Bill Burke, Chief Operations Officer

Join us in welcoming Bill Burke, the newest member of MDE’s administrative team. His business background, heart, and passion for God’s glory among the nations uniquely fit him for this position.     In Bill’s diverse professional career, he has started and operated three administrative and software businesses, was a partner at Ernst & Young, and … Continue reading “Introducing Bill Burke, Chief Operations Officer”

Following the Path of Service

When Jim Logan’s father-in-law invited him on a trip to an orphanage in Guatemala, neither of them knew it would turn into a passion. Jim, a design engineer, had degrees in engineering and business and worked in the auto and high-speed manufacturing industries. But when he and his family began taking service trips, he found … Continue reading “Following the Path of Service”

Incarnational Lifestyle

Without the incarnation of Christ, we could not know the Father. Christians follow Christ’s example when they intentionally enter into the lives of their neighbors, identify with them and seek to bring the message and love of Jesus Christ. This lifestyle looks different depending on the context, but it can be described as incarnational ministry.

Help for the Vulnerable

We soon learned that human trafficking is a symptom of a broken society. Preventing it would require igniting change in multiple areas simultaneously. This understanding eventually led us to start a nonprofit, Good Bureau, focused on investing in young Romanian change-makers. These leaders would then bring change in their chosen spheres: job creation, working with broken families, providing housing. In reducing vulnerabilities, they could help combat human trafficking.

Committed to Authenticity

As an organization, MDE is committed to authenticity. We strive to fulfill the promises we make to both our volunteers and our members. That means we are careful not to over-promise. We would prefer to over-deliver. Some blue suits were never made to help you fly.