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The Smallest One Becomes A Thousand

The impact of your generosity is multiplying, from life to life to life across Egypt.

So what kind of return on investment do you reap when you build into the lives of Egyptian child laborers? I was just in Cairo and saw the results myself.

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The Deaf Hear

Dr. Maged’s first patient that morning was distressed. “I cannot hear.”

Before the rural clinic opened, this villager had waited over two hours for that coveted first spot in line. With only five public hospitals for nearly 1.4 million people, any healthcare at all is treasured, let alone treatment by this ear-nose-throat specialist.

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Mission & Vision



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No Matter What, I’d Do It Again

“Where is he?” David muttered, pacing and jittery. “He’s two hours overdue.”

Our visionary friend was traversing conflict zones, but he’d never been this late. Then the phone rang. David lunged for it. His face projected relief, then concern.

“We had a minor car accident. We’re OK at a hospital, but I’ll be a while.”

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Heavy Lifting at Christmas – Daring Dreams in Egypt

The room full of happy squirrely boys suddenly went quiet. The small classrooms quickly cleared out. These youngsters from destitute families had to grab some sleep at 7 pm before their fifteen-hour shift at the brick factory began at 2 am.

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Thank You from the Heart of Pain and Difficulties

As we approach Thanksgiving celebrations, it’s time to reflect and give thanks. And we are grateful for you.

You have helped us leverage the matching gift, generating a total of $75,647 to light up hard places! Together, we’re playing our parts to fan those lights into flame.

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Haskell to Present at the Rising Global Peace Forum in Coventry, UK

David Haskell of Dreams InDeed will present “Community Cohesion in Hard Places” at the Rising Global Peace Forum 2016 on November 15-16. David will feature the impact of Joy of Giving, a visionary volunteer youth movement transcending sectarian conflict in Lebanon.

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Antidote for Nausea

It had been rough going for nearly two hours. Cavernous potholes. Broken asphalt. Gritty litter. No shade in sight. We were sweating, despite the full-blast air con.

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The Tragedy of 41%

The doorbell startled me. We were deep in discussion with Melhem, a Lebanese visionary that Dreams InDeed accompanies. I walked over to open his office door.

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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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