[Springboard] Fwd: Stones into Schools

Ellen & David Rebstock grapevin2 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 18 14:09:15 CST 2010

We, too, heard Greg Mortenson speak in Santa Rosa and had him autograph
"Stones into Schools" books for David for his birthday and for my mom, who
at age 89, led her book club's discussion of "Three Cups of Tea".  David,
who is more likely to "read" action novels on CDs than actually turn pages,
whizzed through "Stones into Schools" in a week because, as he observed, it
reads like an action novel!  Also made contributions to CAI in the name of
several family members for Christmas.  Amazing how he is now advising the US
Ellen Rebstock

On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 11:45 AM, Robert Rafos <rafos at sympatico.ca> wrote:

>  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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