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Tales of Love & Service: Stories From the Heart


About Tales of Love & Service

The book, Tales of Love and Service: Stories from the Heart, explores the everyday lives and challenges of parts of humanity that are often overlooked by those who may have grown too accustomed to the comforts of home. The author shares with readers not only the challenges that face those living in the grasp of Lady Poverty, but chronicles how the power of one person can inspire positive changes for many. He celebrates the triumph of the spirit in the characters in his stories.

John is moved by those who want to add meaning and value to their lives, and he hopes the unsung heroes you will meet in these stories will inspire as well as challenge you on your life’s journey.

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About the Author

In over sixty countries, John has made contributions as a teacher, trainer, project director, writer and a working volunteer involving service, education and sports programs. He feels fortunate that his work, his concerns and passions often align.  Over the past three decades he has been drawn to serve in areas noted for their history of violence and religious struggle, as well as to a wide variety of indigenous communities.

For years, John was one of a team who worked to design service programs that encourage mutual respect and cooperation between those of different religions, cultures and nationalities.  By shoveling soil and moving bricks in over 40 countries, John, other volunteers and community members built not only clinics, schools and physical structures but bonds of trust and new friendships worldwide.

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