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Distinction in Rwanda on an Important Mission

The nature of what we do is always interesting to say the least…

Last week I was in Orlando helping some Fortune 500 executives prepare for their big keynotes. Next week Fred will be in Portland helping a team get ready for an annual meeting with their customers.  But while all this was going on, our third team member, Amy, was on an even more important mission to the people of Rwanda.

One day this small team from our church delivered hundreds of pairs of shoes to people who had only known hand-me-down sandals. Another day they taught and played games with hundreds of children.  But today, she gave a group of 47 pastors – some who had traveled many hours to be there – another kind of gift.  She was helping them learn how to communicate better to the people they served back in their villages.

I’ll let my daughter Amy’s Facebook commentary tell the rest of the story.

Day Six: Team went back to Mbabe while I did pastors training. 47 lead pastors – some traveling 2-3 hours to come. It was incredibly fruitful. Great interactions and questions. And many blessed people – mostly me. Very touching...”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“This was my translator, Joseph. He took communication courses including public speaking, totally understood my content, and was able to translate SO much more effectively because of it. Not a coincidence. A true gift!”

 

Saying I was a proud papa would be an understatement. But seeing Amy use her gifts to bless and support these dear people gives what we do at Distinction all new meaning…

 

2 Comments

  1. Posted March 21, 2013 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    This was a very nice post. Loved that it was such a heart warming and personal story. Great job Amy and great job Dad!

    Warm regards,
    Sam

  2. Posted March 21, 2013 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    Hi Sam… thanks for the visit and the kind note. We are indeed a blessed company and try to find opportunities to give back when we can.

    Amy has been on our coaching team a year now and has come to learn some simple truths of people everywhere… we all want to be heard. We all want to be understood. And those we are trying to connect with are pretty busy and distracted.

    I like the conversational copy writing on your site. Well done.

    Onward and upward….. jim

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