TDP and the People Who Serve
Last week, I wrote a bit about the team of folks we are working with on Transformational Development Projects (TDP) . Here is a bit more about both topics.
I am amazed at the number of years of overseas experience within our ministry team. Put all our service time together and we have more than four decades of serving those in some of the toughest areas globally. Some of us live overseas now, and some of used to live in other countries, but what we have in common is a passion to serve those living and working in the most challenging places in the world.
The work we are doing is all about TDP. Normally this term is used exclusively to describe a village or community. We expand the term for broader use, believing that transformation comes in many forms, through small animal projects, business projects, vocational training projects and even spiritual development efforts. And, to get to the final goal of transformation, partnerships, education and teamwork are required.
We want to see individuals, families and communities changed for the greater good of all parties involved. We look for five things in each of our projects: water, food, shelter wellness, income and education. When an individual or community identifies these key issues as priorities, then the process of transformation begins. A team of individuals from all walks of life must work together to see real change happen in these challenging parts of the world.
We work with professional talent from North America and leverage their skills and expertise to strengthen these projects. This is the strategic direction that our 40 years of combined experience has developed. We believe that all are called to transformation -- and to help alleviate pain and suffering will take a dynamic set of skills. You may think, “I wish I could make a difference” – well maybe you can; it’s all about knowing what you are good at and finding out how you might use your skills around the world. We can help you be a part of real change – so just get in touch with us if you are interested!