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Executive Director

Mercy Tech Mission 2012
Local Address: British Columbia, Canada
Mercy Tech Mission
3715-85 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T6K 3R9
Canada

Company Description: Mercy Tech Mission (MTM) is a Canadian faith-based Christian non-profit organization that exists to partner skilled professionals from all walks of life with...   more
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Mercy Tech Mission
mercytechmission.com, 10 Feb 2012 [cached]
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Rick Cogbill will be at the SAM Ministries mission base (ASAM) for the months of April and May to continue the automotive training program begun in 2011 by the previous team.
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Joining Rick in Mozambique for the month of May will be rotarian John Topham, a master woodcrafter from Summerland, BC.
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President Doug Carnegie presents Rotary's donation of $3,000 to Rick Cogbill & John Topham
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Special Note: For those in the Okanagan area, Rick Cogbill and Bob Denesiuk will be speaking at Summerland Baptist church at 7:15pm, Sunday evening May 15th.
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Rick Cogbill & Bob Denesiuk arriving in Seattle Airport
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Mercy Tech Mission has just successfully completed its initial trip to Mozambique, and after more than 30 hours of flying in airplanes both large and small, Rick Cogbill and Bob Denesiuk are now safely back home with their families.
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To that end, Mission Director Rick Cogbill is planning a return trip to the ASAM farm in Mozambique in August of this year. Along with Automotive Trades Instructor Todd Green (and possibly others), Rick will be overseeing the beginning of an official trades training program, geared at providing mechanic's training for local men in this area.
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Mission Director Rick Cogbill and volunteer Bob Denesiuk are currently in Mozambique working at the ASAM farm near Chimoio, and will be working there until the end of March. Among other carpentry jobs, Bob is working on constructing the trusses for a training centre that is nearing completion.
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Rick has been diagnosing some ailing vehicles for the mission, as well as working on setting up an automotive repair training program, something we hope to begin in a follow-up visit in August of 2011. Towards that end, work has already begun on the new Maintenance Shop which Rick has designed for the mission.
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Rick Cogbill, Executive Director of Mercy Tech Mission, and Bob Denesiuk, a local building contractor from Summerland are already scheduled to leave on a 5-week trip to Mozambique to work on these initiatives, so the timing couldn't be better.
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okanaganlife.com, 1 Jan 2013 [cached]
For Summerland freelance writer Rick Cogbill, the stimulus was a visit to Mozambique with his daughter (who was working as a nurse for South Africa Ministries) followed by an emergency trip to a cardiac care unit in Alberta. Empathy and a sense of mortality collided.
During the month-long African visit Rick helped local SAM staff repair broken-down vehicles. In rural Mozambique, trades education is hard to find and financially out of reach for most. "Although they were willing workers, they lacked even the most basic skills training necessary for the job. They asked me to come back," says Rick.
Later, during his hospital stay, he found the book Axioms by Bill Hybels. The chapter entitled What Life Are You Waiting For? caught his attention. "It's often during those times we begin to think about what it is we're doing with our lives and more precisely, what are we going to leave behind?"
At that moment, Rick, a licensed automotive mechanic, decided to start Mercy Tech Mission, an organization that provides opportunities for seasoned trades people to go to Third World countries and teach their trade to the locals. "We come as guests to their culture," says Rick, "and make a point of looking for ways to make our knowledge practical in their situation."
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www.nsnews.com, 18 Mar 2007 [cached]
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Rick Cogbill is a freelance columnist living in the Okanagan Valley.Cogbill is a licenced mechanic and he has more than 24 years in the automotive repair business, incluidng 10 years as a shop owner.Cogbill creates his comic scenarios, with characters featuring unique and now familiar names like Slim, Basil, Tooner and The Bean out of case histories from his shop.
Who We Are | Mercy Tech Mission
mercytechmission.com, 12 May 2011 [cached]
MTM Director Rick Cogbill talking with staff of Mercy Air Director and Founder: Rick Cogbill is a licensed automotive technician and former shop owner with over 30 years experience in the aftermarket automotive repair industry. He is also a freelance writer and author, as well as a humour columnist. His monthly column The Car Side has been appearing in national automotive trade journals across Canada since 1998, and also appears in the online version of Motor magazine, the largest automotive trade journal in the United States.
Rick Cogbill Turkana District, Kenya Rick and his wife, Nan, first went to Africa in 1985, where they spent two years working in Northwest Kenya among the Turkana tribe. Rick oversaw all vehicle maintenance and repair for an ongoing building and relief project operated by Africa Inland Mission (AIM). During that time he worked closely with his local staff, teaching them the basics of mechanical repair and maintenance. He experienced first-hand the impact of helping local workers learn or improve their trade, and how such training increased their ability to provide for themselves and their families.
Upon returning to Canada, Rick eventually opened his own automotive repair business, which he operated for many years before selling it in 2000 so that he could concentrate on a new phase of his automotive career, that of writing for automotive trade magazines and other publications.
In the spring of 2010, Rick once again had the opportunity to travel to Africa, this time to Mozambique, where he spent a month working ASAM, a Canadian missionary organization based near Chimoio. (You can read about Rick's trip in this blog)
Rick Cogbill repairing a generator in Mozambique
During that time, Rick repaired a number of vehicles, generators and motorcycles, all the time teaching his assigned helpers the basics of automotive mechanical repair. Not only did he see the desperate need for training in basic mechanical skills, but in other trades as well, such as masonry and carpentry. He was surrounded by scenes of building projects in various stages of construction - health clinics, staff housing, church training centres - many of them at a standstill because of a lack of trained builders who could oversee the projects to completion. Hence, the vision for Mercy Tech Mission was born.
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Dust On My Shoes by Rick Cogbill
Mercy Tech Mission | Changing Lives One Skill at a Time…in Jesus' Name
mercytechmission.com, 12 May 2011 [cached]
Rick Cogbill will be at the SAM Ministries mission base (ASAM) for the months of April and May to continue the automotive training program begun in 2011 by the previous team.
...
Joining Rick in Mozambique for the month of May will be rotarian John Topham, a master woodcrafter from Summerland, BC.
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President Doug Carnegie presents Rotary's donation of $3,000 to Rick Cogbill & John Topham
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Mission Director Rick Cogbill
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Special Note: For those in the Okanagan area, Rick Cogbill and Bob Denesiuk will be speaking at Summerland Baptist church at 7:15pm, Sunday evening May 15th.
...
Rick Cogbill & Bob Denesiuk arriving in Seattle Airport
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Mercy Tech Mission has just successfully completed its initial trip to Mozambique, and after more than 30 hours of flying in airplanes both large and small, Rick Cogbill and Bob Denesiuk are now safely back home with their families.
...
To that end, Mission Director Rick Cogbill is planning a return trip to the ASAM farm in Mozambique in August of this year. Along with Automotive Trades Instructor Todd Green (and possibly others), Rick will be overseeing the beginning of an official trades training program, geared at providing mechanic's training for local men in this area.
...
Mission Director Rick Cogbill and volunteer Bob Denesiuk are currently in Mozambique working at the ASAM farm near Chimoio, and will be working there until the end of March.
...
Rick has been diagnosing some ailing vehicles for the mission, as well as working on setting up an automotive repair training program, something we hope to begin in a follow-up visit in August of 2011. Towards that end, work has already begun on the new Maintenance Shop which Rick has designed for the mission.
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Rick Cogbill, Executive Director of Mercy Tech Mission, and Bob Denesiuk, a local building contractor from Summerland are already scheduled to leave on a 5-week trip to Mozambique to work on these initiatives, so the timing couldn't be better.
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Dust On My Shoes by Rick Cogbill
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