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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Prayer Request: Hackathon

Prayer Request: Hackathon

As we prepare for Hackathon Kandern this summer, we have openings for more participants. Would you pray for 8 more participants? We know God can fill these spots, and we know there are talented designers and developers who love the Lord. Please join us in prayer that they would hear about this opportunity to use their gifts for the Kingdom. If you know anyone who […]

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The Marked Path

The Marked Path

If you’ve been to a conference, then you’ve sat on your butt and ate all day. Every year, my work sponsors a four-day conference, and at this conference last year I managed to gain five pounds. This year, things were gonna be different. I’ve been in a weight loss competition for the past four months and I’ve lost a lot of weight. So much so […]

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5 Things You Need to Know Before Attending a Hackathon

5 Things You Need to Know Before Attending a Hackathon

We’ve shared a lot about our upcoming Hackathon and realize many of you may be curious as to what a Hackathon actually entails. In short, a Hackathon is an event in which multiple people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming. The event will often last several days and include long blocks of work time. When we asked the team what people need to know before […]

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10 Things To Do in Kandern

10 Things To Do in Kandern

#1 Get a view of the town Kandern may be small, but it offers a big view. Nestled at the base of the Black Forest, surrounded by  mountains, and peppered with hiking trails, there are plenty of photo ops in and around Kandern. Be sure to make the uphill hike and get a view looking down on the town. You won’t regret it. #2 Enjoy […]

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