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Published March 4, 2019

School President Astonished by Difference in Students After They Attend the Summit

In January 2019, I attended The Global Leadership Summit in Chandigarh, India, a Hindi-language event, where 300 people gathered to grow in leadership for the sake of their community. The energy in the room was palpable.

During the tea break, I noticed a group of young men actively discussing the morning sessions. I approached them and found out they came from a school called New Hope Bible School. When I asked them what they were taking away from the Summit so far, they responded, almost in unison, “We will be brave for Christ!” They told me how much Gary Haugen’s talk had moved them, and how he challenged them to be fearless.

Scott Cochrane with student attendees in India

Here I am standing with these bible school students. Some look young, but they are all between 18 and 20 years of age. The older ones to the right are faculty.

The following week I was talking with the host pastor, who told me that he had later received a phone call from the president of the bible school. The first thing the school president said was, “What have you done to our students?!” The pastor really thought he was in trouble. “What have they done?!” he responded.

These students have come back here with more commitment to their faith and to their leadership than I could have imagined!

In fact, the president was calling because he had never seen such transformation on a group of young people in his life.

He said, “These students have come back here with more commitment to their faith and to their leadership than I could have imagined! I don’t know what you have done at the Summit, but keep doing it!”

Thank you for praying for the Summit in India! Just imagine what God can do through these brave students.

About the Author
Scott Cochrane

Scott Cochrane

Vice President of International

Global Leadership Network

Scott Cochrane serves as the Vice President of International at the Global Leadership Network. An insightful and genuine leader, he travels the globe mentoring international teams. Prior to joining the GLN, he was the executive pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Kelowna, British Columbia and provided leadership to Willow Creek Association Canada.

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