It’s no secret that I believe investing in global health is absolutely essential, and investments in women and girls—particularly maternal and child health—does nothing less than change a country’s trajectory.
How often do we unenthusiastically (or even begrudgingly) attend workshops, seminars, and conferences designed to deepen our knowledge and expertise or enhance our skills, instead of truly appreciating that we even have access to those types of learning opportunities to begin with and while our professional counterparts in developing nations are so hungry for new knowledge and would give anything to have access to those same opportunities?
This summer over 300,000 pastors and leaders from all forms of professions congregated either in South Barrington, IL at the main-campus of Willow Creek Community Church or at one of the more than 675 telecast locations in 135 countries from all over the world to develop their leadership skills at the annual Global Leaders Summit conference.
It has been a little over a month since I got in Kenya. My time here has been a roller coaster, from very high disappointments to great surprises. I look back at the person I was a couple months ago and realize how much this project has stretched me. This has been quite a transformational process in personal development and growth.

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