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Condoleezza Rice is coming to Abilene

By Floyd Miller



Global Samaritan Resources is pleased to announce Condoleezza Rice will speak at our fall benefit event in Abilene.Dr. Rice will be speaking on the topic of “How Ordinary People can make an Extraordinary Difference” on Tuesday evening November 18, 2014 at the Abilene Civic Center auditorium. Tickets are on sale now at beginning at $10 for students and members of the military.Condoleezza Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States, the second woman and first African American woman to ever hold the post. {{more}}Asked why Global Samaritan invited Dr. Rice, Executive Director Danny Sims said, “Condoleezza Rice will help us have an important discussion covering a wide range of points. One is the role non-­‐profits should have in the world. Smaller groups like Global Samaritan can have a major impact. I think Dr. Rice can address that. Huge institutions like The United Nations and governments can fail to make lasting change. One reason is they don’t know people by name. They’re detached. They tend to beShelli Presley, Board Member and Associate Pastor of Beltway Park Baptist Church, made the announcement that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s upcoming trip to Abilene on behalf of Global Samaritan Resources. Photo by Floyd Miller unable to help and then follow-­‐up personally. Smaller nonprofits with focus and a specific target in mind can do that, often much more effectively. I believe this is especially true of Christian humanitarian aid organizations like Global Samaritan. I’m sure Dr. Rice will also address peace and war, and how we can move forward in a world of trouble. I’d like to hear a former Secretary of State address that, particularly one who grew up in the segregated south, the daughter of a Presbyterian Pastor, and an expert in Russian history… Dr. Rice has a unique set of experiences and perspective. I am grateful she agreed to come to Abilene.”“We also wanted to provide an event that is not a dinner event, but a lecture and discussion, an event with tickets students and our military can afford. We wanted a wider range of ticket prices. We believe we have done that. Dr. Rice will speak in the auditorium of the Civic Center. And afterward the audience can submit questions she will answer on stage. Our generous underwriters have helped provide an event not just for Global Samaritan. This is for all of Abilene.”Board Members and member of the community were on hand for the Global Samaritan Resources press conference concering former Secretary of State Rice’s coming to town. Photo by Floyd MillerWe are pleased Condoleezza Rice has agreed to come speak on behalf of Global Samaritan Resources. Please join us November 18, 2014, at the Abilene Civic Center auditorium.Condoleezza Rice is currently the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business; the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution; and a professor of Political Science at Stanford University. She is also a founding partner of RiceHadleyGates, LLC. Board Members Dee Lott and Dr. Ben Gray show off one of the water purification systems that Dr. Gray uses to train others to use so they can install them all over the world. By installing these water systems worldwide, it give them the opportunity to minister to individuals about Living Water. Photo by Floyd Miller

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