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

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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 ...

“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. 

Three months ago—in the middle of a global pandemic—I left the safety and security of my family, community, and well-paying job in California to move across the world to Tunisia. Here’s a glimpse into what I've learned in my first 90 days as a new IDEAS Associate.

After the Covid hiatus, international sports are back, and I’m enjoying them even more after numerous cancellations this past year resulting from the global pandemic. I’m aware now, more than ever, how much I love being connected to the rest of the world through sports.

How does medicine make its way to those who are sick in remote parts of the world? Come along on a medication's journey to the jungles of Myanmar!

Did you know that local ownership is one of the goals that IDEAS projects work towards? Training local practitioners to own a project that meets the holistic needs of their community takes patience and time but leads to long-term sustainability and transformation.