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From Bitterness to Blessing

"I used to worry and get bitter over what life and people have denied me. But now I have made up my mind to be a blessing to anyone who comes my way in life."

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Hearing His Voice: William, The Philippines

“I’m used to coming to God as a pastor and a leader. My heart melted when He whispered, ‘William, come to me like a child.’”

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First South Africa Ignite a “Fun, Dynamic Experience”

Lead Like Jesus South Africa held their first ever official Ignite student leadership training event on January 23, at the Acts Christian Church in Johannesburg. This is the first of five confirmed Ignite events planned for South Africa throughout 2016.

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Weekend in the Mountains Leads to New Men’s Ministry

At a retreat center in the mountains of South Carolina, Denny McGurer sat in awe as he watched men from his church stand up, one by one, to share scriptures that are significant to their lives.

“I’ve seen a lot of things in my career,” says Denny, “but that was powerful.”

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In Pursuit of Transformation: Vietnam

As the marketing manager for Henkel Adhesives of Southeast Asia, Tran Gia Huan (Vietnam) is used to making detailed plans for the future. But for he and his fellow Christian business leaders, God’s plan is more easily recognized in retrospect.

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A Heart for Muslims: Elizabeth, Indonesia

Growing up in a nominal Christian home, Elizabeth (Jakarta, Indonesia) says, “I never knew Jesus very well.”  But at 39 years old, she is now using her influence as a leader to help Muslims discover the life-giving transformation of knowing Jesus personally.

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Higher learning: Joan Elango

Principal Joan Elango was at the helm of what many would consider a tough learning environment. Her school, in the heart of the city of Chennai, was occupied by students from low-income homes and taught by teachers who struggled to find ways to reach them effectively. Joan had high hopes when she offered a Lead Like Jesus Encounter, but even she was amazed at the resulting transformation.

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A Mother’s Promise: Susanne and Alex Rodriguez

As her car tumbled down the side of a mountain, Susanne Rodriguez made God a promise. “I will raise a child to love and serve you, if you’ll only let me live.” Today, she and her son, Alex, are pointing others to Jesus as Lead Like Jesus facilitators through their extraordinary ministries.

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Boris Joaquin: Taking Jesus to the Corporate World

Looking back, Boris Joaquin (National Representative, Philippines) recalls laughing at the idea of bringing Lead Like Jesus into the corporate world. Though he had experienced great success presenting to churches and other ministries, he wondered how it would be received on the secular stage. 

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Olusola Paul: A fire rekindled through Ignite

In May, Olusola Paul (Ila-Orogun, Nigeria) attended a Lead Like Jesus Ignite conference. Ignite is a leadership development course for teens that focuses on character and integrity, helping young men and women to become powerful and positive influencers of those around them by following the model of Jesus.

“It really had an indelible impact on me,” he says.

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