Cairn: Building a Memorial to God

Cairn: Building a Memorial to God

eDOT is currently in development of an app [Soul Connection] designed to help people get the most out of the time they intentionally spend with God. GEM encourages every employee to take one day every six weeks or so to get away from the normal routines of life and spend time with God in whatever way they connect with Him most. Because many people aren’t […]

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Introducing: Soul Connection

Introducing: Soul Connection

In effort to care for, encourage, and spiritually develop their missionaries, Greater Europe Mission has instituted a benefit of taking a Spiritual Retreat Day once every six weeks. This is not a Sunday Sabbath (we all know church responsibilities and family/community gatherings aren’t always full of “retreat”), but an extra day of ensuring that you spend concentrated and intentional time with the Lord. But … […]

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Prayer Request: Transition

Prayer Request: Transition

We had the privilege of welcoming two interns to our team this summer, and we are so grateful for the creative energy they brought with them. Their contributions to our mission and vision are undeniable. The time has come to see them off and say goodbye, and while they will be missed, we’re eager to see what God has in store for their futures. Please […]

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Intern Corner: The Hackathon in Review

Intern Corner: The Hackathon in Review

The Hackathon has come and gone. Months of planning and anticipation are behind us. It’ll take time to digest the full impact of Hackathon Kandern and to consider what it means for the future, but one thing is for sure: the amount of work and energy that went into the Hackathon is insurmountable. Tools that, under normal circumstances, would have taken weeks or months to […]

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Hackathon Update – Hear from the Hackers

Hackathon Update – Hear from the Hackers

Mid-Hack, Jake walked through the room, phone in hand, and had a quick interview with some of the hackathon participants. The event was broadcast on Facebook live. If you missed live event, have a look here. Incredible progress has been made thanks to these folks. We’re not eager to say goodbye, but we’re very excited to share the final results of Hackathon Kandern 2017 in […]

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Hackathon Projects Unveiled!

Hackathon Projects Unveiled!

All the #HackKandern17 participants have arrived safely in Kandern! A group of developers, designers, and technically gifted Christians have made the decision to use their skills in Germany this summer. They are about to participate in a 10-day Hackathon, during which they will work on Kingdom focused software. Read on as Jeff describes the various projects these Hackers will tackle: What a relief! I can […]

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Intern Corner: Meet Amy

Intern Corner: Meet Amy

Meet Amy, one of the many interns serving with Greater Europe Mission this year. Amy recently graduated with her global studies degree and followed God’s call to use her graphic design talents with eDOT this summer. Before arriving in our little pocket of Germany, Amy and the other GEM interns arrived in Timisoara, Romania for pre-field training. While we were in Timisoara, we would train […]

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ICCM Americas 2017

ICCM Americas 2017

Registration is open for ICCM Americas, and friends, you don’t want to miss out. Last year was my first ICCM experience, and while I understand it’s different on every continent, it was easy to get swept up in the ICCM community. ICCM (The International Conference on Computing and Mission) claims to be part spiritual retreat, part tech conference, and part small group. I can attest: […]

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Curriculum and Relationships

Curriculum and Relationships

Recently, I was asked a if and how well written curriculum could result in relationships being developed between the teachers and students. I immediately answered yes, but had to think about the “how” part of the question. To properly explain how a good curriculum can aid in relationship building, I need you to think back to when you were in school. Think back to your […]

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Greece is not Germany

Greece is not Germany

Greece is not Germany. Greeks are not Germans. 3 days is not 5 days. 50 students are not 30 students. These may seem like obvious statements, and they are, but these were the statements that were the tests for our TEFL curriculum during an English Easter camp near Athens. None of these were insurmountable, but they would present challenges. Before this camp, the curriculum had […]

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