My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Mentorlink International, Raleigh, NC, USA
I have been involved with MLI from the beginning as legal counsel, and am now serving my second term as a Board member. The impact of MLI in the past 13 years is amazing - it is now in 50 countries and has impacted at least 1.8 million pastors and leaders worldwide. When it started, MLI had to convince donors that MLI we would actually work since there were no anecdotal stories to tell. MLI worked for years trying to come up with an elevator speech and had to reinvent itself financially during the last couple of economic downturns so that it reiesy on unpaid -in-country champions for MLI to equip and train leaders through mentoring.
Now, we are on the cutting edge of using digital technology to provide discipleship tools using the Jesus Film, which, among other things, permits access to people who are illiterate and are not otherwise reahable through written communications. MLI has developed 40 Days with Jesus in 9 languages through the end of 2012, and has another 13 to be developed in 2013. Fortunately, the Jesus Film is already available in 1,150 langauges, so we are playing catchup.
MLI's next challenge is to try and engage the over 45 aged population to be mentors to the 20-35 age group in the US.
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