He always thought if he would speak, he would speak about:
- How important passion is for a leader
- How important integrity is to a leader
- The gift of leadership - the gift to the leader by those who agree to follow him/her
- Pain is the inspiration for his passion
- He was being beaten 17 times per week in a boarding school for missionary children
- They were told that if they told what went on there they would hurt the Africans around them, their parents and their parent's mission there
- When he was 9 years old, he "told" and then was punished by being asked to hold a candle burning at both ends
- This is when he got his passion: we went from Victim to Victor and decided he would defend children!
- This is so deep and sad, it's just too difficult to post about
Looking forward after the pain:
- You must forgive those who hurt you, even if they are not sorry, even if they will never appologize to you. If you don't, it will only hurt you.
- He decided at a camp fire to forgive them even though they will never appologize. He decided that they messed up his childhood, but they won't mess up his adulthood.
- They mess up your past, but don't let them mess up your day today, don't let them mess up your future.
- It may be too hard to forget, but if you never forgive, you'll never forget
- Don't let others live in you rent free - Forgive
- Christ redeems you, not just from sins, but also from your past
- May God Bless you and restore you!
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