Why?

We’re glad you asked.

We Live Out Our Faith

We see a world of pain and suffering and believe that God has called us to do something about it. Design Outreach operates with the belief that all people are made in the image of God and should be valued and loved as our Creator values and loves us (see our Statement of Faith below). As followers of Jesus Christ, we desire to share and show God’s love by providing technologies that empower people to break the cycle of poverty.


We Value People

We believe that every person is made in the image of God and should have what they need to thrive. DO desires to serve the millions of people around the world whose basic needs are not being met. We love because Christ first loved us, and it is this love that motivates our work.

We Pursue Excellence

We strive to create solutions that lead to lasting change. To ensure the best possible results, we design and produce our products to high-quality standards. Focusing on human-centered design, we spend time on the front end of the development process to fully understand community needs and refine our solutions to meet those needs.

We Create By Collaboration


We believe that each person has a unique set of God-given talents and resources that are intended for good. The strong force of our skilled volunteers, implementing partners, community members, and staff all working together are what truly make our technologies a life-sustaining reality for communities around the world.

 

Statement of Faith

The Bible is the authority for faith and practice.

  • 2 Samuel 22:31
  • 2 Corinthians 4:1-2

  • 2 Timothy 3:16-17

  • 2 Timothy 4:1-4

  • Hebrews 4:12

  • James 1:22-25

God made the world and it was good.

  • Genesis 1:1-31

  • 2 Kings 19:15

  • Psalms 33:6-9

  • John 1:1-3

  • Colossians 1:15-18

  • 1 Timothy 4:4
  • Revelation 4:9-11; 14:7

Sin entered the world and its damaging effects are broad, deep, and disruptive, engendering selfishness, spawning poverty in all its dimensions, and dashing hope.

  • Psalms 14:1-3; 53; 140:1-3

  • Ecclesiastes 7:20

  • Romans 1:18-32

  • Romans 7:20

The world is broken, damaged, and poverty-stricken in all relationships (God, others, cosmos, self).

  • Psalms 14:6; 40:7; 68:5-6

  • Isaiah 1:15-17; 3:13-15; 58:1-14

  • Galatians 2:10

  • James 1:27

God’s redemptive work through his Son, Jesus, is as broad as is the corrosive effects of sin.

  • Exodus 22:16-27

  • Isaiah 65:18-25

  • Romans 8:18-25

  • 1 Corinthians 15:24-28

  • Ephesians 1:9-10

  • Philippians 3:20-21

  • Colossians 1:19-20; 3:15

  • Revelation 21:1-5

God’s Son, Jesus, is the only redeemer and hope of the world, and God’s redemption through his Son is to restore all relationships.

  • John 3:16-17; 14:6

  • Acts 4:12; 10:43

  • Romans 3:21-24; 10:9-10

  • 2 Corinthians 5:17

  • Ephesians 2:11-18

God distributes gifts, abilities, opportunities, experiences, and resources to his followers in order for them, in a variety of ways, to serve God’s redemptive plan in the world.

  • Romans 12:3-8

  • 1 Corinthians 12:4-11

  • Ephesians 4:16