Interview with DM Partner – Russ Martin (Lausanne Movement) and Simon Seow (Cru)

Interview with DM Partner - Russ Martin (Lausanne Movement) and Simon Seow (Cru)

Both Russ and Simon are the pioneer partners with DM@360. They have seen the growth process of DM@360 from an idea using technology to reach the world into the current stage. 

Russ Martin is the director of Digital Engagement of Lausanne Movement as well as the managing director and co-founder of Indigitous Global Network. Simon Seow is the senior digital strategist with the global digital team at Cru, and also a co-founder and lead catalyst at Indigitous Global Network. Russ and Simon are motivated to start the network while social media was in its infancy period. They felt technologies and digital media are significant ways to reach out to the world and recognize the need to mobilize and connect those in the marketplace to work on missional issues together. 

The Lausanne Movement desires to connect influencers and ideas for global mission across the world and envisions the gospel for every person. Similarly, Cru starts the movement of using digital “to help win more boldly, to build more deeply, to send more urgently” to bring the gospel  to everyone, anywhere and anytime in this digital world and help global organizations and leaders to fulfil the Great Commission. 

Russ was referred to DM@360 by friends and colleagues. “I was so thrilled to find like-minded people that wanted to see technology, digital strategies, digital media, a startup culture that redeems and helps the Gospel move forward… discipleship using digital,” he shared. Simon’s partnership with DM@360 started even before it was officially launched. He was approached by the chief digital servant of DM@360 and was invited to join as a DM partner. “I count it an honour to form the initial team to build the foundation… figuring out what this thing should be called. It wasn’t even called DM360.” He added, “It’s satisfying to see it (DM@360) take root and grow to where it is today.” 

Experience with DM@360

Russ commented on the amenities and spaces at DM@360 as part of hosting a group of leaders from different countries across the Asia Pacific region. The ample meeting rooms, furnishing, location and proximity to food are the plus points to host such an important meeting. 

Leading the project “Celebration of Hope” in the initial stages of DM@360 was one memorable time for Simon and his team. Through the livestream event at the auditorium, the team recruited 80 online responders using different gifts, talents and experiences to do amazing things together as people of God for this outreach and literally brought hope beyond the stadium. 

Ultimately, there is a great sense of unity of people and a great space to collaborate together with passionate people about using digital for God’s mission. These causes prompt both of them to be part of the DM@360 community. 

Advice for young Christian entrepreneurs:

Russ

  1. Your walk with the Lord is the most important thing. No matter how challenging your business is going to be, invest your time and energy in your walk with the Lord daily. 
  2. Do maintain an agile posture of learning and failure. Know about your product and the market which works out for you and put yourself out there to learn.

Simon

  1. God created us as His unique handiwork to do good work and shine for Him wherever He places us. Recognize that God is interested in our journey with Him to help us walk through it.
  2. Do not do things alone but work with others with humility to learn, support and encourage one another to advance His Kingdom.

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Interview with DM Partner – Jay Ng (WeShine)

Interview with DM Partner - Jay Ng (WeShine)

Jay Ng shared this, “In my heart… if I can impact just one life, that’s enough for me. One life at a time, one family at a time.” WeShine collaborates with other agencies in Singapore to look into issues of poverty and inequality, and providing aid for essential workers.

The Covid-19 pandemic has opened many opportunities for businesses where people in different regions are led into digital remote work. WeShine finds this opportunity with the mission to improve the livelihood of people. Currently, WeShine implements a community-driven approach of host and friends where “the hosts who have a heart to bring hope and love and journey with ‘friends’ towards better lives and better livelihood.”

Though Jay has been helping the marginalized from time to time, he started WeShine with very little knowledge about the poor. Besides, travel restrictions and being physically on the ground posed a great challenge as his initial plan was to help beyond the local. Jay claims on to God’s promises and His faithfulness whenever he feels fearful or discouraged. Indeed God has opened the door for him and he manages to have good traction in Singapore by utilizing technology to upscale workers and create better job matching. 

Jay was introduced by a friend who was an early member of DM@360. “I think what is memorable of DM is really this sense of family.” Jay recalls the culture of family in DM@360 through the gatherings and lunches together with other DM partners that paves way for partnerships and friendships. 

In the future, he foresees partners coming from different backgrounds and doing different things and more synergies to tap on. 

Advice for young entrepreneurs:

  1. Spiritually, follow God. Trust and obey God in whatever we do including entrepreneurship.
  2. Run and start ventures through the lens of Christ, through the work ethics and business ethics of Christ. 

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