Faithful to Complete the Work
Marketplace and Development Enterprises comes alongside mature Christ-followers who have chosen to live and work in an unreached community. From time to time, a member’s newsletter gives us a closer look at the challenges involved in moving a family and business across cultures for the Great Commission. In January it was two years since we … Continue reading “Faithful to Complete the Work”
same. Plumbing and Mission. Parenting and Mission. Waiting tables and Mission. Studying and Mission. Teaching and Mission. Medicine and Mission. It’s the full-circle Christian life. At MDE, we’re called to Business and Mission, often referred to as BAM. There are still many millions around the globe, in the least reached places, who will never encounter … Continue reading “Business…And Mission”
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”
Leveling the Playing Field
This example of international sports ministry supports the need for new models, ones that will allow sports ministries to thrive under local leadership.
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.
An Unexpected Gift
God works in the unexpected. Through God’s design, Lily’s family is a witness in their unreached community. Through them, God displays His heart that all people would come to repentance.
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.
Alan MacDonald: Globally Engaged
With a wealth of experience in global missions and foreign relations, Alan MacDonald is a valuable member of MDE’s Board of Directors. His passion and commitment to incarnational ministry resonate with MDE’s mission.