Turn Right at the Dancing Cow: A Miracle in Uganda!

Turn Right at the Dancing Cow: A Miracle in Uganda!

by John Shimer


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“Would you know an angel if you saw one?”
As a longtime fundraising consultant for charities, John Shimer says he's witnessed firsthand the work of countless “human angels on Earth” and “Turn Right at the Dancing Cow” is his first book about one of them.
In one of the darkest, most hurting, and often overlooked corners of the world, one woman is showing a way out of misery, poverty, and pain. Holding up a beacon of light, Seattleite, Maggie Josiah offers an all-too-rare ray of hope to Ugandans grasping tenuously at the subsistence level. Carrying her own scars, Maggie knows suffering but also knows, regardless of one's past or current circumstances, anyone can transform his or her life. What she and her students do every day bears brave testament to her unwavering belief in the power we each hold.
Through a chance encounter in 2001, John Shimer learned of Maggie's fierce determination to help others. With John's mentoring in fundraising, Maggie established African Hospitality Institute in the bush of Uganda to teach young people the skills they need to succeed in Uganda's exploding hospitality Institute. With sensitivity, insight, and a sharp eye, John takes readers along with him on his 2011 trip to Africa, introduces them to Maggie Josiah, the people of Uganda, and the remarkable students of African Hospitality Institute. This book is guaranteed to change your perspective on life and may even turn you into one of John's “Angel Seekers.”

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ISBN-13: 9781937454517
Publisher: Book Publishers Network
Publication date: 12/20/2012
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

John Shimer is a director of Fortune Family Foundation, a charitable corporation that provides assistance to non-profits focused on fostering self-sufficiency. For 33 years, Shimer was a fundraising manager and consultant for hospitals, human welfare agencies, and similar organizations. For tips for non-profit fundraising visit www.johnshimer.com. click on the John's Projects tab, and “Non-profit Coaching” to access his blog, Confessions of a Professional Fund Raising Snitch. He is the author of “Turn Right at the Dancing Cow,” the story of a “human angel” from Seattle and the vocational school she established in Uganda. He's the founder of the new Angels Among Us Project, which seeks to spotlight the best and most inspiring of human behavior. www.angeslamongus.org

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