Tonight, I, and two team members, leave for Sao Paulo, Brazil. This will be our third trip to that great country. This one, however, is very significant. The first two were preparation trips. This time, we plan to officially launch “Growing Leaders” in Brazil.
We’ve cultivated a relationship with a wonderful partner, called “Family University” who believes in our mission to build young, life-giving leaders. We will speak at a large conference, and introduce Habitudes—Images That Form Leadership Habits and Attitudes. Our first Habitudes book has already been translated into Portuguese. Needless to say, we are excited about this launch.
It is one step in a worldwide pursuit on our part. We are entering into partnerships with like-minded organizations around the globe, which share our mission to build young leaders, under 25 years old. Our objective? To equip 1% of the world’s population who is under 25 to think and act like life-giving leaders.
Our research has demonstrated that culture-shaping movements have impacted countries even when only 1% of a population is on board with the movement. England under John Wesley. France under Joan of Arc. India under Mahatma Gandhi. America under Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Each were movements that shaped nations through a small population of committed people.
Our question is: what would happen if 1% of the youth population bought into the idea of identifying their gifts and serving them up to the world? What if young people all over the earth became life-giving leaders in their respective countries? What could happen? Could we change the course of history?
We want to find out. We are already partnering with organizations in Asia, the Middle East and the Persian Speaking World. We are now off to Brazil.
I’ll let you know how it goes. Thanks for your support.
P. S. To give to our efforts, see: www.GrowingLeaders.com/donate.