[Springboard] Fwd: Stones into Schools

Robert Rafos rafos at sympatico.ca
Mon Jan 18 13:45:05 CST 2010

> Dear friends and colleagues,
> Last Tuesday night I finished reading "Stones into Schools" by Greg  
> Mortenson, and went to the CAI website to peruse it.  I noticed a  
> speaking calendar and clicked on it.  Lo and behold, Greg was in  
> Toronto that very day (serendipity) and would be speaking at public/ 
> private schools in Toronto.   As well he was doing a public talk at  
> the Toronto Reference Library on Wednesday evening.

> I called first thing Wed A.M. for tickets, sold out, but learned  
> they were going to show his talk on closed circuit tv on the main  
> floor.  He gave a wonderful presentation to over a 1,000 people.  He  
> came down stairs and talked to the larger group for 10 minutes or  
> so, and then did a book signing.  I waited in line for 2 hours, and  
> there was still an hours worth of people behind me.  The work he is  
> doing in Pakistan and Afghanistan is amazing, and represents a truly  
> positive story of this part of the world.  I strongly recommend both  
> of his books, "Two Cups of Tea" and "Stones Into Schools".  If you  
> are looking for a compelling organization to support, the Central  
> Asian Institute rates a 10.
> I was so impressed with his good nature, humility, patience and  
> continuous graciousness that I wrote him a check on the spot.
> Grace and peace,
> Bob Rafos

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