Aaron Keller’s first MOVE trip ever was to Papua New Guinea in 2016. He is a Lead Pastor in Waterloo, Ia. He along with his wife, Wendy, have four children, Josiah, Isaac, Gabriel, and Evangeline.
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Dave Bethany joined MOVE in 1987 (Plottier, Argentina). He owns a construction company in Los Angeles, CA. Dave and his wife, Carla, have four adult children, and a growing bundle of grandchildren.
Don Porter joined MOVE in 1987 in Colonial Barone, Argentina. He pastors a church in Stuart, IA. He and his wife, Mary, have three grown children and a host of grandchildren.
Steve Drake joined MOVE in 2001 on a trip to Papua New Guinea. He is a contractor in Spokane Wa. He and his wife, Pam, enjoy spending time with their boys and grandkids.
Steve Burish first trip was to Costa Rica in 2007. Now retired, he was formerly a CFO of a California based agricultural company. He and his wife, Suzan, have been married 43 years and have two children and four grandchildren.
MOVE is a Missions Organization affiliated with Open Bible Churches and Global Missions. Our purpose is to enhance missions and church ministries around the world by constructing churches and other ministry buildings, and mobilize men in the body of Christ. We accomplish this through short term missions with at least one build project annually. All structures are self funded through donations. All men who come on our short term missions trips have the opportunity to build for the Kingdom of God and their own spiritual growth.
Since its inception in 1981, MOVE has only had one name change. MOVE started out as Men of Vision and sometime later Evangelize was added to the end to become Men of Vision Evangelize or MOVE. By reflecting the growth of our ministry, reach younger men, and occasionally invite our families and spouses on select projects; the MOVE leadership team decided to change our name a second time, to simply MOVE. MOVE is not an acronym anymore, but our name.
Starting in this year, we will have two short term missions trips per year. There will be an 8-10 day trip in the Fall, and an 16 day Men’s build project in the Winter. The goal for every build project we start is to always leave a secure and weather tight building and functional for use.
Consider joining MOVE on our next build project. Check out our Projects page for details.
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For any questions or just a good conversation, call us @ 319.290.9963 or fill out the following form.
2020 Bell Ave.
Des Moines, Ia 50315
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The men on our MOVE teams are from many vocational backgrounds - Construction, Real Estate, Transportation, Finance, Administrative, etc. Over half of our men don't have construction experience and still contribute to our yearly projects!