It was a heated team meeting. On the table that day were some “hot topics.” Everyone had different ideas, different perspectives, different opinions... different everything.

Many times, what we see as our biggest regrets, failures, and mistakes become what God uses the most in our lives. God transforms our brokenness into something more beautiful than we can ever imagine. He takes our mess and creates a masterpiece.” - Shelley Hitz


As a new IDEAS Associate, I’m still settling into my role as Director of Projects for one of our international partners in Tunisia. Recently, I asked one of the Project Managers what had inspired his passion for helping people with disabilities work towards greater autonomy.

What inspires you in your work and daily life? Recent research shows that developing a sense of awe in the ordinary inspires creativity and brings ...

When I was in high school, I spent my summers as a hired hand on a farm ranch in southeast Idaho. The ranch property was in a small valley in the mountains. Most of my days were spent moving cattle from one area to another, fixing many miles of fence, or planting, cultivating, and harvesting crops in the fields.


True or false? “If you’re a fan of compost, you’re a believer in holistic transformation.”

After 75 hours of travel with COVID restrictions, 3 kids under the age of 5, and 8 bags, we landed in the U.S. for the first time in 3 years feeling stunned, excited, exhausted, and overwhelmed.

“To see transformed lives in communities of contagious hope” is IDEAS' vision, but what does community look like in reality?

South Sudan turned 10 years old as a nation this summer. Congratulations to the youngest nation on earth! By comparison, the U.S. is 245 years old, and China is approximately 5,000 years old.

As the science teacher for the Physician Assistant training program at Earth Mission Asia (EMA), I have been tackling the challenges of online teaching in a unique cross-cultural context alongside my fellow teachers.