Mafdy Yany is from Egypt and is a PhD student in Intercultural Studies at TEDS. He is the founder of the Living Water Ministry which is focused on humanitarian and social development in the Sudan. As part of his work, he established and directed two medical clinics and two orphanages. During the Sudan civil war, he supervised child relief mercy mission campaigns for seven years; he also established and directed a missionary training school in Sudan. Mafdy has also had significant ministry experience in Egypt. He founded Streams in the Desert, a national movement for training and sending missionaries. He has served as the Director of the Mobilization Office for Pioneers for the NAME Area (North Africa and Middle East) during 2003 to 2006. Mafdy is married to Vicky and they have two children.