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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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Stanford Webinar Features Dreams InDeed’s Principles

SSIR Live! webinars feature Stanford Social Innovation Review‘s “most provocative and important topics.” Dreams InDeed’s networked approach is one of those.

With over 887 people signed up for this March 22 webinar, interest is trending on how to weave and lead networks to multiply mission impact. This is more than double the usual number of registrants on SSIR webinars. See the Network Leader Roadmap.
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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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