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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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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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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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Otis McAllister: Grace for a murderer

His foot was on the gas pedal, but God told him to stop. Returning to his hometown presented Otis McAllister with an unthinkable meeting: standing face-to-face with the man who had murdered his brother fourteen years prior. “The last time he had seen me, I vowed to kill him.” 

 

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The ripple effect: Dibeta Oyera

A single mother, Dibeta has always been passionate about her ministry with widows and orphans. She is a farmer and has been a widow for a quarter of a century. But first and foremost, she identifies herself as a servant of God. Learning to follow the leadership model of Jesus has advanced her ministry — and her personal faith — significantly.

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A Promise Made in Prison

A Kenyan police officer found himself on the wrong side of prison bars in 2010, arrested for a murder he didn’t commit three years prior. But instead of turning toward bitterness, Kainga used some of the most difficult years of his life to do the unthinkable – learning how to lead like Jesus.

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