[Springboard] Fwd: Stones into Schools
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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