Dave Gibbons
Thinking Forward: Third Culture Leadership
I missed this one

Andrew Rugasira
Thinking Forward: Aid vs. Trade

Andrew is a Ugandan who has seen the shortfalls and problems with simply providing the third world with aid. He instead encourages real change through trade. He is the CEO and founder of Good African Coffee.

I had to get some Starbucks this morning and that caused us to miss most of his talk and we also missed hearing Dave Gibbons.

Wess Stafford
Leveraging Your Past

Wess is the president and CEO of Compassion International

His compassion for the poor began out of his own brokenness and tragedy. He hasn’t really ever talked about this story. He wrote a book, Too Small to Ignore and His publisher told him “They won’t care what you know until they know why you care.” His story was really difficult to share – it was about the abuse he suffered at the hands of the African boarding school he attended. They were “little sinners in the hands of an angry God.” The people reading bible stories one minute were prowling around after them the next. There was no one to protect the children.