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  • Our Goals - Mission Direct
    maybe you enables more resources and more help One more child given an opportunity for education One more life saved because a volunteers saw a need and was kind One more We have seen the fabulous win win our work offers to those we serve overseas who cannot believe you would actually leave your home comforts and want relationship with them This together with the testimonies of the thousands of volunteers who have travelled with us who talk of personal life change is extraordinary We are passionate to send more one by one a family here a church group there a school a rotary club enabling you to be a part of a great team The outcomes speak for themselves The impact sustainable powerful and effective Volunteer Goals We are all on a journey through life Many though by no means all that come with Mission Direct have accepted the Christian faith as their own Others have no faith commitment but are accepting of Mission Directs Christian ethos and come with a simple desire to help Wherever you are coming on a Mission Direct trip will challenge you to think about what is really important in life how others live in such different circumstances and what truth really is During this time away from your normal surroundings it may be possible to gain a life changing spiritual focus The following goals express what we hope will be accomplished for each of you who accept the challenge to join us Τo engage personally and directly with overseas individuals and their communities such that their lives will be tangibly improved By providing an opportunity to learn from local people you will gain insight to the local culture community church issues and needs such that you can be advocates for the poor and their host nation on your return Provide an opportunity to practically and spiritually extend your comfort zones To build lasting relationships with local people and other team members Take time to reflect on your life as in this pause surrounded by poverty heat and people who care life s priorities are often challenged Have fun and experience the local culture by dining out visiting local markets and places of historical and geographical interest Embed the learning back in your local church community and workplace To establish a regular devotional thinking time in your day An opportunity to share about your own faith challenges and doubts in a friendly non judgmental environment Partner Goals At Mission Direct we do not run or operate schools clinics or any projects We simply seek out great partners joining and supporting them in what they do well In so doing we aim to Help them deliver a practical project constructing a home accommodation for orphans or the elderly water and sanitation systems refurbishing a school a clinic etc in a cost effective and appropriate manner Provide training through Christian and health education films in partnership with the local church schools clinics and community groups Contribute

    Original URL path: http://www.missiondirect.org/about-us/our-goals/ (2016-05-02)
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  • How we work - Mission Direct
    Pray Give Our Staff Vacancies Latest Stories MD Bloggers skip to main content skip to main menu Three simple ways that you can make a huge difference Three simple ways that you can make a huge difference Volunteer Give Help Us How We Work Mission Directs approach is simple focused and effective We take relays of volunteer teams to work in developing countries linking them to local building projects that impact the lives of individuals and communities We take anyone over seven years and well enough to travel our oldest so far is 88 Most people join one team and use their 2 week holiday for good We provide and orientation day to prepare you practically to go A debrief day celebrates what has happened provides a team reunion and asks What Next We ask volunteers to donate an indicated contribution that ensures all personal costs are covered We ask volunteers to raise as much as possible on top of that and 100 of all they then raise goes directly to the project they are supporting Some raise a little others raise many thousands It is from this we have funds to build the schools and clinics etc Our overseas staff receive no remuneration and indeed will usually cover all their in country costs meaning we can make the best use of your precious donations We have clear guidelines about who we work with and why These are based on years of doing effective short term mission trips with an enduring impact Bring change and give today I m a UK taxpayer and wish Mission Direct to reclaim 25 of my donation Please deduct 6 of my donation excluding trip contributions and main projects to cover the costs of processing it More About Us Our Strategy Our Goals How We

    Original URL path: http://www.missiondirect.org/about-us/work/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Our Governance - Mission Direct
    Kind Child and Adult Sponsorship Give to Seeds of Hope What to Expect Go as a Group Overseas Staff Vacancies View All Volunteer Dates Fundraising made simple Terms and Conditions Pray Give Our Staff Vacancies Latest Stories MD Bloggers skip to main content skip to main menu Three simple ways that you can make a huge difference Three simple ways that you can make a huge difference Volunteer Give Help Us Our Governance We take our Governance responsibilities seriously Our Trustees provide significant expertise covering all the commercial missional and operational skills we believe vital for effective oversight Meeting 4 times per year each trustee is committed to our work offering their time experience and resources to give Mission Direct every support to reach its short and long term goals Bring change and give today I m a UK taxpayer and wish Mission Direct to reclaim 25 of my donation Please deduct 6 of my donation excluding trip contributions and main projects to cover the costs of processing it More About Us Our Strategy Our Goals How We Work Our Governance Our Finances Our Statement of Faith Our Team Our Staff Vacancies It was great to work alongside the local

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  • Our Finances - Mission Direct
    Sponsorship Give to Seeds of Hope What to Expect Go as a Group Overseas Staff Vacancies View All Volunteer Dates Fundraising made simple Terms and Conditions Pray Give Our Staff Vacancies Latest Stories MD Bloggers skip to main content skip to main menu Three simple ways that you can make a huge difference Three simple ways that you can make a huge difference Volunteer Give Help Us Our Finances You can be confident that your money is always put to the best possible use Mission Direct is proud of how hard it works to deliver the most good from even the smallest donation Whether we are dealing with a major donation or a child s pocket money we want to honour the intention of the giver to make a lasting difference to poverty In short your money does not disappear into a bureaucratic black hole We don t want to overwhelm you with too many statistics Below you will find a snapshot of our finances from the last full year You can download a fuller summary here We ask our volunteers to raise money such that we can fund the buildings and projects 100 of all money a volunteers raises with family friends etc goes directly towards the project they are supporting So come as avolunteers and see all you raise go that much further For a fuller summary you can download all our financial reports here 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 Bring change and give today I m a UK taxpayer and wish Mission Direct to reclaim 25 of my donation Please deduct 6 of my donation excluding trip contributions and main projects to cover the costs of processing it More About Us Our Strategy Our Goals How We Work Our Governance Our Finances Our Statement of

    Original URL path: http://www.missiondirect.org/about-us/finances/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Statement of faith - Mission Direct
    of Hope What to Expect Go as a Group Overseas Staff Vacancies View All Volunteer Dates Fundraising made simple Terms and Conditions Pray Give Our Staff Vacancies Latest Stories MD Bloggers skip to main content skip to main menu Three simple ways that you can make a huge difference Three simple ways that you can make a huge difference Volunteer Give Help Us Our Statement of Faith Mission Direct is founded on Christian principles and adopted the Nicene Creed as its statement of faith We are fully inter denominational and international in our approach We recognise everyone is on a faith journey some are clear on what they believe others exploring Our teams bring those journeys together and individuals grow in faith and insight for having met many remarkable people Bring change and give today I m a UK taxpayer and wish Mission Direct to reclaim 25 of my donation Please deduct 6 of my donation excluding trip contributions and main projects to cover the costs of processing it More About Us Our Strategy Our Goals How We Work Our Governance Our Finances Our Statement of Faith Our Team Our Staff Vacancies My relationship with the lord has taken on

    Original URL path: http://www.missiondirect.org/about-us/our-statement-of-faith/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Our Team - Mission Direct
    He is now consulting with a number of charities and missions A member of St Nic s Church in Nottingham he helps out with church preaching teaching and a homelessness programmes He is also trustee for J John s Philo Trust and a director of the trading company for The Leprosy Mission Peter is married to Juliet and has four grown up children Keith Stevens Trustee Keith is a retired Human Resources specialist with Lloyds TSB having spent 38 years in Banking His time with the Bank of London South America many years ago gave him and his wife Vron a love for Brazil for several years he worked there for Mission Direct He is a Trustee and volunteer of Watford New Hope Trust serving the homeless and disadvantaged Keith and Vron have four grown up sons and many grandchildren Tim Martindale Overseas Operations Director Tim Martindale is an Executive Trustee and Overseas Operations Director for Mission Direct and a founding member Tim is a Chartered Architect who established his own practice working for over 25 years in the public and private sectors He retired to spend more time with Mission Direct Tim with his wife Pam have four children and are members of Godmanchester Baptist Church near Huntingdon Neil Denniss Trustee Neil is a Tax Partner in his own chartered accountancy firm Bespoke Tax Accountants LLP He lives in Cheltenham with his wife Rachel and their cat Sheba two daughters having just flown the nest Both Neil and Rachel are keen supporters of the work of Mission Direct having been to both Brazil and Moldova Mark Vickers Trustee Mark Vickers is a partner in the finance department of Ashurst a leading international law firm based in London He is one of the market s leading experts on the debt funding of public to private takeovers and brings highly valued expertise to Mission Direct Mark lives in Harpenden and is married to Sarah They have 2 daughters including Rachel who has worked on Mission Direct Staff Terry Murphy Trustee Terry and his wife served as a Baptist minister in Maidenhead for 20 years They have a son and daughter and three grandchildren Since 1993 Terry has been building relationships with churches in Sierra Leone and Guinea During those years he has been training and sending teams of people to give practical help and share their faith In 2004 he met Nigel Hyde and took a team from his church to Freetown Terry now serves as a Chaplain to the Fire Service and serves his local GP surgery as a psychotherapist Dr Felicity Cooper Trustee Felicity works as a General Practitioner with specific interest in training GPs While she has been practicing in the UK she has made regular journeys to Africa These have been 2 week trips similar to Mission Direct and a 6 month sabbatical with YWAM to start the process of establishing new services to HIV sufferers She hopes to offer a fresh perspective to the trustee team

    Original URL path: http://www.missiondirect.org/about-us/team/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Staff Vacancies - Mission Direct
    Church Shop Legacy In Memorial Corporate Giving Trusts and Foundations Gifts in Kind Child and Adult Sponsorship Give to Seeds of Hope What to Expect Go as a Group Overseas Staff Vacancies View All Volunteer Dates Fundraising made simple Terms and Conditions Pray Give Our Staff Vacancies Latest Stories MD Bloggers skip to main content skip to main menu Three simple ways that you can make a huge difference Three simple ways that you can make a huge difference Volunteer Give Help Us Our Staff Vacancies Ways You Can get Involved We rely on a team of permanent staff and volunteers to ensure the smooth running of Mission Direct and our trips around the world If you are excited by what we do why not see if we have any vacancies that suit you View our UK Opportunities Click above to see current UK staff opportunities View our Overseas Opportunities Our overseas teams are run by volunteers In each of these roles we ask you to make a contribution to cover your personal costs It is hugely fulfilling work as you are seeing people s lives changed in front of you On some projects we are keen to find people with specific skills such as building managers medical personnel or teachers We will make these clear in the job advert If you want to help please contact us Bring change and give today I m a UK taxpayer and wish Mission Direct to reclaim 25 of my donation Please deduct 6 of my donation excluding trip contributions and main projects to cover the costs of processing it More About Us Our Strategy Our Goals How We Work Our Governance Our Finances Our Statement of Faith Our Team Our Staff Vacancies Thanks to this trip I have found what really matters

    Original URL path: http://www.missiondirect.org/about-us/staff-vacancies/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Mission Direct - Regular Giving
    Our Staff Vacancies Latest Stories MD Bloggers skip to main content skip to main menu Three simple ways that you can make a huge difference Three simple ways that you can make a huge difference Volunteer Give Help Us Regular Giving I would like to make a Donation 20 Can teach someone a skill like dressmaking 10 Can sponsor a child in nursery school 5 Provides a family carbon they need to cook with Any regular amount Your Comments optional If you are a UK taxpayer please make sure that this box is selected so that Mission Direct can reclaim 25 of your donation Please deduct 6 of my donation excluding trip contributions and main projects to cover the costs of processing it Other ways that you can give Give as a church Together you can do great things House a family or provide a home for orphans Sponsor a friend Got a friend raising money for a Mission Direct trip You can sponsor them here Legacy Help provided to enable you to make or change your will Memorial Celebrate a life or an occasion Ideas to help you remember someone or mark the day Corporate Send a corporate team and see your business develop Trust Foundations Put the funds in your care to lasting use Gifts in Kind It may be you have something of value that you would like to donate to Mission Direct Child Sponsorship It is clear that sponsoring children through education is one way to provide children an opportunity to escape poverty Bring change and give today I m a UK taxpayer and wish Mission Direct to reclaim 25 of my donation Please deduct 6 of my donation excluding trip contributions and main projects to cover the costs of processing it Basket More About Giving

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