Have you read Three Cups of Tea yet? The first book by Greg Mortenson begins with a mountain climber’s failed attempt to conquer K2 and turns into an astonishing tale of one person’s powerful love for an impoverished people. His journey back to raise funds for a school is only the beginning of a life dedicated to the education of mostly girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan. One hundred and fifty schools later his second book, released in October 2009, Stones into Schools, will change your ideas about what is possible when love is in charge. Greg Mortenson will be speaking in Vancouver on January 14, 15 and 16th. Only the 16th has tickets left and can be ordered online at kidsbooks.ca or call 604-738-5335. I will be driving down and have space or I can take donations personally to Greg. All proceeds from the events will be donated to the Central Asia Institute to build another school in Afghanistan. Check out at least, the website www.ikat.org
. I have rarely been moved by yet another request for donations but this story will inspire and just plain cheer you up in this challenging time in which we live.