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Two Questions to Unlock Your Destiny

Dear Friend,

Our friend Marc, age 29, seemingly had it all. Youngest bank manager ever in Lebanon. University lecturer in strategic management. Nationally recognized human rights activist. 

But in a split-second dive into the Mediterranean Sea, his life slammed to a standstill. 

He awoke from a coma, unable to feel his body. Paralyzed from the neck down and his head in traction, he could only blink. His saw no one in his hospital room. But he sensed a Presence.

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The Power of “I Will”

Dear Friend,

You affirmed, “I will!” And then you strengthened some of the most courageous visionaries in dark corners! 

Your generosity leveraged over $100,000 to accelerate efforts for our vision of “a light in every hard place in our generation.” We’re amazed – and grateful

Your bigheartedness is delivering impact in some of the hardest contexts in the world. 

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Transforming an Enemy into a Friend

My blood pressure was climbing in that long airport security line.

I impatiently shifted from one foot to the other as my line inched forward. Then I felt a tug on my backpack. A bit more irritated, I pivoted to investigate.

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If You’d Like to Get Into Harm’s Way…

“So, David, what are you looking for?” the convener asked. All eyes swiveled to David.

The Cambridge Symposium for Enterprise, Ethics, and Development was winding up. David responded, “We turn insider dreams into deeds, in conflict zones. So if you want to put yourself in harm’s way, we can arrange that. Or if you’d prefer to assist by remote, we can arrange that, too.”

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“Please, God, let my child die before me!”

My mind reeled; my heart recoiled. Why would a mother plead such a tragic prayer?

A friend of that mother explained. “Her prayer is not unusual. There are no lifelong options for mentally challenged orphans.”

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Now the work of Christmas begins…

Destitute, seventh-grader Howard Thurman sat down and wept.

Grandson of an enslaved woman in segregated Florida, he spent his last cent on train fare to reach high school in Jacksonville, only to be dismayed to learn baggage was extra.

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“Yes, Yes, Yes, We Can!”

“Can we really be thankful regardless of the turmoil happening in the whole Middle East?!!” asked one of our indigenous colleagues in a Thanksgiving greeting.

Then he answered himself, “Yes, yes, yes, we can!”

This is no idealistic “out of touch” kid. He is a seasoned leader with over forty years of experience and hard place impact.

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Stanford Peace Innovation Lab – Berlin to Feature Dreams InDeed

“Fully booked with standing room only.” That’s the up-date we just received from the Stanford Peace Innovation Lab in Berlin.

Little did we know how poignantly relevant our topic would be when we agreed to be featured.

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“I’ve Lived with War All My Life – So Why Bother?”

I couldn’t help it. I burst into tears.

Exactly a year ago in Iraq, our dreamer had shared the cruel facts filtering out.

But now was the final blow. Their homes had been ransacked. And occupied by fighters. Their belongings dumped into the street.

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Seared with Scars

Last summer, over 1.4 million Iraqi civilians fled for their lives across the Ninevah plain. They were halted at flash checkpoints. Ordered at gunpoint to drop every possession. To walk on empty handed.

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