Two Small Coins: Aug 29 - Sep 26, 2012
All sessions are free and open to the public and held in Rudd Auditorium.
Wednesday, August 29, 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 30, 11 a.m.
Eugene Cho, Founder, One Day's Wages
Friday, August 31, 10 a.m.
Monday, September 17, 10 a.m.
Jeremy Courtney, Founder, The Preemptive Love Coalition
Monday, September 24, 10 a.m.
Mark Moore, Founder, MANA Nutrition
Wednesday, September 26, 10 a.m.
Loren Carrier, Hope for Opelousas
Guest Speaker InformationOne Day's Wages, a nonprofit organization focused on global poverty. Born in South Korea, he immigrated to the U.S. at age six and grew up in San Francisco. He and his wife, Minhee, have been married 15 years and have three children. He studied psychology and theater at UC Davis and received his theological degree at Princeton Seminary. Eugene's work has been featured by the New York Times, the Seattle Times, and NPR.
Preemptive Love Coalition in an effort to eradicate the backlog of countless thousands of Iraqi children waiting in line for lifesaving heart surgery after decades of sanctions, malnutrition and war-wrought environmental disasters. Since its founding in 2007, the Coalition has accomplished what no other aide group has by living in Iraq, training local heart surgeons and nurses so that they have the skills necessary to eradicate the backlog of children born with life-threatening heart defects. The preemptive love creed has ignited countless human-scale stories of reconciliation between Iraqis and Americans, Muslims and Christians, Kurds and Arabs, Sunnis and Shias. Known across Iraq as a devout follower of Jesus Christ, Courtney and the Coalition work through postures of preemptive love toward a future in which “peace” is more than non-violence, but is instead forgiveness, reconciliation and a complete remaking of the world through healing.
Co-founder/CEO of MANA Nutrition, spent nearly ten years working in eastern Uganda as a rural community development worker and missionary. After returning to the United States, he earned a Master’s degree at Georgetown University. He has served as Legislative Fellow and Africa Specialist in the United States Senate for Senator Mary Landrieu, as an Africa Analyst for the Science Applications International Corporation and as Policy Director for the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. Prior to co-founding MANA, Mark co-founded Kibo Group, a development organization that houses numerous Africa projects. In 2009, with the help of others, Mark founded MANA Nutrition after a Senate hearing in which he found out that the current production of RUTF allowed it to reach only 3% of the starving children that needed it. MANA stands for Mother Administered Nutritive Aid, reflecting MANA Nutrition’s firm belief in the importance of mother-to-child care.Hope for Opelousas, a non-profit outreach organization rooted in the belief that God loves Opelousas, LA, and that His love changes everything. Through youth enrichment programming, battling poverty and its results, and providing opportunities for people to serve one another, they work to provide resources and support to their impoverished city. Loren a native of Opelousas, graduated from Home of Grace, Christian Drug and Alcohol Recovery Program, and then was the Outstanding Graduate at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2004. Loren has since been working in gospel-mercy ministry in the Acadiana Region, first as Acadiana Regional Admissions Coordinator for Home of Grace, and now as Executive Director of Hope for Opelousas. He loves being outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, and backpacking, and has three lovely ladies in his life: his wife, Tory, and their two daughters, Ivy June and Autumn Marie.