The holidays are over, 2016 is in full-swing and you may be asking yourself, what’s next?  How can this year be different from last? How can I use my skills and time to make a difference in this big world?  How can I love better, serve more, gain new perspectives and have new experiences?

 "I'm so glad I'm not the expert!"

Read the latest from our Associate Leah and how she learned to say, "I'm so glad I'm not the expert!"

I had studied for more years that I care to remember. The work I did in the professional world was difficult. I was the grunt; I put in my time; I earned my ...

Learn the rest of Patrick's story in "Interview with a Fruit Farmer - Part 2!"

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We are privileged to play a role in helping the country of Kazakhstan address some of the its main national development goals:

  1. To develop the fruit tree industry which is what the ...

Meet Patrick, an IDEAS Associate and agricultural specialist, who lives with his family in Kazakhstan. Read how his travels throughout the world led him to working with orchard farmers in Central Asia in Interview with a Fruit Farmer - Part 1.

Today we are welcoming back Libby, an IDEAS Associate and librarian! Libby works around the world helping to implement and improve library programs in schools. Since it is World Teacher's Day, what better way to celebrate those working in the classrooms than by interviewing someone who supports the learning process with books and resources! ...

IDEAS Associates in China have worked with our Student Sponsorship program for almost a decade. Read an account from one of our Associates on how this program brings compassion and hope to generations of students!

This past week I had the privilege to go through IDEAS Orientation for long-term Associates in order to know the organization better and on a deeper level. I was honored to know I work for such a strategic, visionary, loving organization that creates real change in places with real need. IDEAS has a unique niche in the whole scope of God’s purpose.


IDEAS professionals are practitioners in a variety of fields, including engineering. For over 14 years, Chris has worked in small, rural villages in China, providing clean drinking water for entire communities. The impact that this water has is life-changing! Check out the report below on his latest project:

Donna Grandi, the TCK Specialist at IDEAS, is here to give a few tips and tricks on how parents can prepare your children to move abroad!

Meet Libby! Libby is a librarian and long-term IDEAS Associate. She works in libraries around the world and has lived in Turkey, Morocco and now part-time in Jordan. When asked why she loves working in these locations, here is her response: