One of the first questions I am always asked is, "Do I have to raise money to work with IDEAS overseas?" And I reply, "Yes, but it's not nearly as scary as you might think!"

What do you most fear? Failure? Rejection? Loss? The unknown? How do your fears prevent you from pursuing your professional goals? 

"So, why should I join IDEAS?" I love this question. In fact, I never get tired of it because it is the exact question a possible volunteer or long-term Associate should be asking. 

I expect you have heard the expression, “he gave me a leg up.”  We know by dictionary definition this expression means “the act of giving someone assistance, or giving them a boost.”  It also refers to gaining some form of advantage.

Something about conducting a teachers meeting from a preschool-sized chair helps keep things in perspective. Any sense of superiority or pride vanishes while we discuss the challenges and struggles that our small refugee preschoolers will face when they start school in the fall.
 

The following blog post was written by Jessica Ambuehl, an IDEAS volunteer photographer who recently spent time in Tunisia. Enjoy her latest thoughts on this beautiful country. You can read more of her writing at www.ignitetogether.org


 

 

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I recently spent several days in Cyprus collaborating with my colleagues and learning more about the details of their work. They came from Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Cyprus, all ready to discuss how they have seen God work in and through their professional projects and how He is transforming communities one individual at a time. What I learned ...

"So, why should I join IDEAS?"

I love this question. In fact, I never get tired of it because it is the exact question a possible volunteer or long-term Associate should be asking. When deciding to go overseas, whether for two weeks or 10 years, picking an organization is vital (check out:

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?

We are often asked, "How do I volunteer with IDEAS?"

And what we say is that it all starts with a desire to use what you know and love and a willingness to grow and serve.

We want you to be a part of the ongoing, transformative work that is happening every day around the world! So to help you get started, here are a few FAQs - How to ...