You First, Me Second: Getting to the Heart of Social Responsibility
The definitive guide to identifying and using your strengths to help those around youHave you ever wondered what you have to offer to those in need around you? Pam Erickson believes you already possess everything necessary to have a positive impact on your community. Discover your true passions, catch a vision for the ways you can use them to be an answer to someone else's prayer, and work out a doable plan for getting involved.
Each chapter addresses a different strength or gifting to identify in your own life and tells you how to use it to step out and meet the needs of people around you. You'll be inspired by stories of real-life heroes who have impacted communities for positive change as the author spurs you to love your neighbors in ways that will demonstrate the love of God through the words that you speak and the actions that you take. May you be challenged to bring hope and value to people by creating your own relationship mergers of great significance and purpose.
Pam Erickson is the vice president of procurement and corporate relations for Operation Blessing International. In the spring of 1996 she boldly took on the task of initiating Operation Blessing's first Gifts-in-Kind (GIK) program. Through her innovative and effective relationship-building skills, Pam has matured this program into an extraordinarily successful gift acquisition program yielding an average of 100,000,000 pounds of donated products each year. She has a BS in education from Howard Payne University and a master's in education from Regent University. Pam has also developed curriculum for and was the Instructor of classes on "Donorology" for Regent University as well as having conducted a "Donorology" Symposium in Beijing, China.