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London Luncheon

By Stefanie Joseph

On Tuesday, October 2nd we enjoyed a wonderful lunch hour celebrating Opportunity International Canada’s 20th Anniversary!  

Meeting at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn new and old friends were inspired by Opportunity International Canada Founder, David Stiller, and speaker, Larry Reed. They both shared the interesting theme of ‘risking for the right reasons’. 

David inspired us as he shared his and wife, Evelyn’s, personal journey out of which birthed Opportunity International Canada.   

Larry provided a great overview of Opportunity International’s (global) 47-year history, highlighted Opportunity Canada’s 20-year role in that, and challenged us to continue to put our resources “at risk” for someone else.  Opportunity’s model invests in people to help them provide for themselves.  

Larry shared a beautiful story of a group of ladies who formed the “Gift of God” Trust Group in Colombia who helped pool their resources together for a needier woman and her child – highlighting the gift of opportunity which creates a positive ripple effect, a wise investment, and a worthwhile risk.  

We are so very grateful to our London Luncheon Committee for planning a wonderful day and to our guests for their presence and incredible generosity. On behalf of the many more clients we’ll be able to reach and serve, we thank you for your kind and generous support and joining us on this historic journey. 

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