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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Narnia at the Technology for Missions Contest

Narnia at the Technology for Missions Contest

The Narnia project has been long in process and is one of the biggest projects eDOT has ever worked on, but I wouldn’t call it the most technological project we have ever done. When it was suggested that I enter it into the Technology for Missions (TFM) Contest at a techie conference (ICCM Europe) I thought, “sure why not?” Inside, though, I wasn’t that confident […]

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Beer, Bratwurst, and . . . Burritos??

Beer, Bratwurst, and . . . Burritos??

In Germany, festivals, celebrations and even market days are accompanied by food vendors selling a variety of local beers and bratwurst. And they are good and expected. Beer and brats are staples of the culinary appetite in this part of Germany. Earlier this week we had our “Spring Market” in town, and the usual variety of vendors came to sell their specific wares. Accompanying these […]

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Reactive vs. Proactive Ministry

Reactive vs. Proactive Ministry

During a casual conversation at a recent Greater Europe Mission (GEM) leadership meeting, eDOT was described as an example of a reactive ministry. They didn’t understand eDOT’s core mission and incorrectly assumed that our purpose is to be GEM’s IT department in Europe and that we fix computers. Is eDOT a reactive ministry? A proactive ministry? What’s the difference, and why is it important? To […]

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Intern Corner: Eric’s Experience

Intern Corner: Eric’s Experience

As his time in Europe comes to a close, Eric shares some of his experience here in Germany. We are grateful for his contributions to the team and in aiding the sharing of the Gospel in Europe. “I have been working with eDOT in Kandern, Germany for about 1.5 months now, and wanted to reflect on a few experiences and things I have learned while […]

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