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The Little Team That Could

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Last weekend several of the i-ACT team members gathered from around the country. It was amazing to see old faces and connect new faces to the incredible work that the team has been doing this past year. So many ideas, projects and resources came together during our retreat. It was appropriately during Father’s Day weekend as so many of us were first drawn to this work by the children we saw on the videos. All weekend as I looked around the table, I kept thinking that this was a dream team of committed activists. Everyone there was just a regular person with regular responsibilities and daily worries dedicated to aiding and supporting our friends in the camps and in Darfur. It was a powerful lesson in the strength in every day people coming together for a sustained amount of time to stand for something. I learned so much from each of the team member’s area of passion and expertise. This team started with one man and his sister and I have watched it grow over the years to include some of the most amazing people I’ve ever met. This tiny “little team that could” has never stopped climbing up that seemingly impossible mountain of mass atrocity to reach other every day people like ourselves. We get tired, frustrated and scared but we keep each other going and pull each other back in when we feel overwhelmed. Many of us had never even met in person which is a powerful testament to both the power of intention and the best uses of the Internet. I left feeling an odd but wonderful feeling……hopeful.

Stacey Martino [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]


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