[Springboard] Fwd: Stones into Schools

Nancy Lanphear nancy at songaia.com
Mon Jan 18 17:53:24 CST 2010

Greg Mortenson was on the Bill Moyers Journal on Friday evening.  It was
great to have the show be a bit more uplifting than quite as dark as it  has


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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