Published May 31, 2017

Fisherman Uses His Talents to Be a Positive Influence on Under-Resourced Students

Our hope is that everyone leaves The Global Leadership Summit knowing they can use their leadership skills and influence to make the world a better place.

And we believe influence comes in all shapes and sizes, whether you’re the CEO of a global company, a pastor of a local church, a teacher at a rural school…or even a fisherman.

After the 2016 GLS in Umhlanga, South Africa, one of the attendees was inspired by a talk about the talents God has given us, and began using those talents to honor Him.

He realized the one talent he could share was fishing, and asked God to allow him to use his talent to influence those around him in a positive way.

So he put some ideas together and went to the Missions & Justice team at Grace Family Church in Umhlanga, the GLS host site, to discuss starting a fishing class for one of the under-resourced schools they’re is involved in.

It wasn’t long before he started teaching at Malvern Children’s Home, giving boys of all ages the opportunity to learn how to fish, while being a positive figure of encouragement in their lives.

Within the first week, one of the boys, who had formerly refused to attend school, decided to go because he wanted to be allowed to attend the weekly fishing class. It’s exciting to watch how the boys are enjoying getting their hands dirty while learning a helpful skill, and building community.

 

What talents has God blessed you with? How could you use those talents to positively influence the community around you?

 

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