History

Transcend International was incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia on 2 NOV 2006 as a non-profit educational organization. Early in 2007, we also were recognized as a 501-c-3 non-profit organization by the Internal Revenue Service with a retroactive service date of 2 NOV. Our founding board of directors were (and continue) to be active in international outreaches; As of 1 JAN 2012, our board has collectively been on over 50 international projects (on six continents) and over two dozen local, state and national outreaches.
[break]Our primary focus has been on educational outreaches, such as cultural exchange programs, character and leadership training programs, equipping communities in community crisis management, basic counseling skills and equipping organizations to equip others.

Vision

Our vision is to build bridges to connect a world of three haves. This includes our desire to motivate supporters and mobilize servants who desire to make a difference in communities around the world, but who may not know where or how. Communities in Asia, Africa, Europe, South America and even here in the U.S. lack access to training and educational programs, which severely limits their ability to lead, to care for others, or even to achieve emotional and spiritual health. Often, individuals and groups do not lack motivation or desire or intellect, but merely the right knowledge or training. These groups do not need a handout, nor do they profit from our pity, but they do need someone who cares, someone to love them without condition, and someone to give them the intellectual tools and skill development they so desperately lack.

Passion

Our passion as an organization comes from the thrill of seeing lives changed right before our eyes. It’s an addiction of the very best kind to step outside our self-imposed limitations, the barriers of self-doubt, sloth, and selfishness, and travel across the world to meet the needs of others. We are forever changed by our service, and we likewise stand in witness to the transformation of those whom we are blessed to serve. We are committed to meeting the holistic needs of individuals and communities, most especially using education and training to enhance their emotional, psychological, and spiritual well being. Having been so profoundly changed by our service through such outreach projects, it is also our passion to invite others to be similarly changed, given a global vision, and be forever marked by the relationships made in such an atmosphere.

Values

Our values reflect our passion to see lives changed as barriers are crossed. We believe in absolute truth, that truth is knowable, verifiable, and applies to all persons, at all times, in all places. We have found and celebrate that as we yield our lives to absolute, eternal truths that our lives find meaning and our hearts peace. We also believe in the power and importance of living lives committed to unconditional love. We acknowledge that we do not deserve, nor do we earn, the love of others by our imperfect actions, and thus, must show others the grace and love we desire for ourselves. Finally, we believe that service to others is not only good, but that it is necessary. We acknowledge that we are in debt to the grace and love we have been shown, and so we seek to joyfully serve others, humbly accepting not only the rewards that such service often entails, but the sacrifice required as well. Many of these beliefs reflect that our organization is based on a Judeo-Christian ethos, but we show the utmost respect to the laws and customs of the countries wherein we operate and serve individuals and communities, regardless of their religious affiliation or lack thereof.

Accountability

Transcend International was incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia on November 2, 2006 as a non-profit educational organization. Early in 2007, we also were recognized as a 501-c-3 non-profit organization by the Internal Revenue Service.

we build bridges to connect a world of three haves