Wow! What began as a 'job' became an incredible passion.
IT Manager (Current Employee) – Silverdale, WA – April 8, 2015
Children of the Nations is an organization truly devoted to its vision of "Raising children who transform nations."
Being in IT means being behind the scenes of the nitty gritty of an organization. It means being trusted with access to every little nook and cranny of information about a company. In that, in my role, I saw a company so thoroughly invested in reaching, raising, teaching and training orphaned and destitute children that it became my own personal passion.
On the periphery of my view of the 'day to day' plugging away at some new update or implementation of software was the memory of young people's faces who did not have homes, moms, and dads whom Children of the Nations raised up to graduate high school and trade schools.
As I watched servers and computers update themselves, I could easily relive sitting in a classroom in Banta, Sierra Leone, Africa teaching young people basic computing or walking through villages with the two young people my wife and I sponsor.
Everyone on the team has that same glint in their eyes that we are a part of something much bigger than ourselves. It is very inspiring!
Its impact on the lives of young people.
Could not bring it home with me, ...yet. ;)