Every day, our intentional acts of care and passion create ripples that enter into eternity.

But the problem is that we don’t always see where the ripples end up and who has been impacted by our sacrifice.

That’s why it is so encouraging to see the results of our direct—and indirect—advocacy.

Last year I met with the Free Burma Rangers staff, helping them create a platform for their online social media presence.

I have known David Eubank, the founder of this incredible organization, for over a decade. I first met him when I snuck across the China border to Myanmar, translating for Time Magazine Asia, and got caught by 100 AK-47 toting 16 year olds with the United Wa State Army. (Read about my adventures in The Trouser People by Andrew Marshall.)

The work that the Free Burma Rangers is doing in Myanmar is praiseworthy, and it was my honor to provide social media consulting for them.

Their stories were not being told on Facebook and Twitter, and during the meeting I shared some tips to get their social media ball rolling.

I am now thrilled to see their regular updates! Their field reports are full of interesting information on the tribes that are struggling to survive in Myanmar, and I am happy that there is now a broader reach and impact through their social media platforms.

I am passionate about helping worthy Christian organizations in the 10/40 Window tell their story better through web, film, design and social media.

See my portfolio at joannesconsulting.com


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David Joannes
Founder/President at Within Reach Global
David Joannes is the co-founder and president of Within Reach Global, Inc, which serves the advance of the Gospel in some of Southeast Asia’s most difficult places. He is the author of The Space Between Memories: Recollections from a 21st Century Missionary. David has a love for language, culture, and creative writing, and for the last 20 years, he has witnessed God’s Kingdom established in forgotten parts of the globe. David lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand, with his wife, Lorna, and their daughter, Cara.
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