Boy using an electric grinder on a post with sparks flying

If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered.Proverbs: 21:13

“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.

He persevered in service among the poor despite violent revolutions. He sidestepped limelight to weave networks to deliver results on the ground. His values sustained him through hardship and heartbreak.

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Faces of those decently housed.
Happy new house residents.
The outcome of his four decades of labor?

  • 500 youth workers trained nationwide
  • 15,000 adolescent students mentored
  • 25,000 needy families decently housed

That’s impact! But now, at age 61, he has resolved to raise his sites and aim for his greatest challenge ever: multiply national impact by training indigenous leaders.

This past fall, Dreams InDeed assisted this servant leader to clarify his aim for the rest of his life. He realized that his life’s purpose to strengthen suffering servant leaders aligns with the Dreams InDeed vision, “a light in every hard place in our generation.” So he joined forces with our team!

His excitement is mounting as he aims for multiplied national impact:

  • In his first two months with us, he identified 18 dreamer candidates.
  • Examples of their dreams include transforming medical care for rural villagers, reconciling sectarian conflicts by shared fine arts training, and securing legal rights and dignity for the mentally challenged.
  • Experimenting with Dreams InDeed field tools, he says “I’m having fun!”

He’s just one of three indigenous servant leaders on our team, each strategically rooted in hard regions of the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia. We call them equippers.

What do they need to leverage impact? They are asking for Dreams InDeed personal mentoring and for our field-tested development tools. They in turn are investing those skills and tools with dreamers in hard places.

These dedicated equippers and dreamers are already kindling more lights in hard places. Can you feel the momentum building? We need your help to keep pace.

Last year, your gifts met our challenge to resource field initiatives across the Middle East, serving those committed to stay in the turmoil to fulfill their dreams. Thank you!

Now you can reinforce the hands of these quality indigenous equippers to multiply their impact. They are insiders with the maturity and talent to strengthen dreamers in the hard places you are seeing on the news.

Please consider making a year-end gift. Your contribution will:

  • support these equippers in the field,
  • put field-tested development tools in their hands,
  • and enable us to coach them on-site.

Our goal is to raise $35,000 by December 31st.

We asked you to stand with us. Now we ask you to run with us as we keep pace with their momentum. Is this possible in the midst of turmoil? Yes, yes, yes, we can!

Please make a donation today. Designate “Yes we can!” and together we will keep pace with those fulfilling their dreams!

Forward,
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Vice President of Program Development
Dreams InDeed

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