Patrick has spent his entire career in business and creative, including over 10 years at Blinksale, one of the first Ruby-on-Rails SaaS web applications. From the startup`s CEO to producing live music videos to advising on a variety of projects, Patrick`s experience is incredibly diverse. We ended the evening with Q&A, and Bob reminded law students that we have the power to be kind and positive while being “advocates.” We can always be willing to talk about the hope we have in Christ while being meek and respectful (1 Peter 3:15). If we really want to be like Jesus, we need to love people we may not want to love, people who can be considered “different” by world standards, people we may not agree with. If we take Christ`s commandments seriously, we must love people with real deeds, not just words. Bob reminded many of us law students of the power we have to show Jesus` world love, compassion, and justice through our legal careers and how we treat others as Jesus would. The event was organized by the various Christian legal communities: Earlier this semester, our Christian legal community at the University of Southern California (USC) prayed about the events God wanted us to host in the spring. Our Secretary-Treasurer, Eric Nimmo, said we should take advantage of the unique opportunity that life has given us during the Zoom pandemic and find a virtual speaker. I immediately contacted Bob Goff, and he was thrilled to give a short message that might encourage law students.
We needed at least 100 attendees to make the event possible given some logistical factors, but in our Christian community at USC, I couldn`t imagine that more than 10 students would join us. That day, I prayed and asked God, “God, if you want this event to take place, I need at least 100 participants expected by the end of the week.” After contacting various Christian legal communities, we had at least ten schools to join us and more than 100 participants expected at the end of the week. Kimberly Stuart grew up in Iowa, where she learned to be snobbish about corn on the cob and to tell stories well. She graduated from St. Olaf College and the University of Iowa, two good institutions that did very little to prepare her for the deadly cocktail of parenthood and writing. Stuart is the author of eight novels, including Sugar, Heart Land and the Heidi Elliott series. His books have been published in Cosmopolitan, Huff Post and the Chicago Sun-Times, and have been published by Target, Wal-Mart, Barnes & Noble and booksellers across the country. She and New York Times bestselling author Bob Goff coached hundreds of aspiring writers to complete their good and important work. It`s an honor to bring his words to the world through his work in executive coaching, online courses, and events at the Oaks Retreat Center. Goff founded Goff and Dewalt, LLP (with Daniel J. DeWalt) in 1998 as a construction defect attorney.
 The Washington-based firm specializes in construction defect litigation, general counsel, and international law (through Restore International).  John has received numerous honours and awards, including “Attorney General of the Year” and the Wilberforce Award for outstanding leadership in the fight against human trafficking. His work led the former head of the FBI`s human trafficking program to call it “the worst nightmare of any human trafficker.” One of my favorite quotes from Bob Goff`s book Love Does is, “(God) tells ordinary people like you and me that instead of closing our eyes and bowing our heads, sometimes God wants us to keep our eyes open to people in need, do something about it, and bow our whole lives to Him.” Robert Kendall Goff is a lawyer, speaker, and author of the New York Times bestsellers Love Does and Everybody, Always. Goff currently works with Love Does, formerly known as Restore International, a non-profit organization he founded.   Bob Goff is the author of the New York Times bestseller Love Does. The U.S. State Department recognizes Mr. Goff as a diplomat and is known as honorary consul of the Republic of Uganda for his work with [[Love Does]], formerly known as Restore International, a non-profit organization he founded. The opinions expressed on the CLS blog are those of individual authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the Christian Legal Society.
The purpose of the CLS blog is to generate discussions with a free exchange of ideas and opinions. Stuart has settled in Minneapolis, Houston, Chicago, Costa Rica, Nebraska and Iowa, where she now lives with her brave husband and three intelligent children. The event grew faster than expected. I started a group discussion, and every day it seemed like new law school students from across the country were coming. On the evening of the event, about 30 law schools officially co-hosted the event and several others attended. Bob Goff is the New York Times bestselling author of Love Does, Everybody Always and Dream Big. As a lawyer, he managed to recover about half a billion dollars for his clients before investigating other companies. He founded an airline, built a pavilion in Canada, is honorary consul of the Republic of Uganda, is a sought-after speaker, founded a non-profit organization called Love Dos, which runs safe schools and homes for children in Afghanistan, India, Uganda, Nepal and Somalia.
Voici le témoignage de l’événement et de sa planification par l’un de ses organisateurs, Karisa You. Université américaine Baylor Belmont Drake Duquesne Université Droit Emory George Mason George Washington Law Georgetown Harvard New York Law School Notre Dame Pace Penn State Dickinson Pepperdine Quinnipiac University Law Stanford Southern Methodist University UC Berkeley University of Alabama University of Arizona University of Georgia University of Idaho University of Kentucky University of Southern California University of Virginia University of Washington Wake Forest Washington University in St. Louis William & Mary Bob besitzt und betreibt ein Retreat-Zentrum in Südkalifornien, wo Menschen kommen, um ihre Ambitionen zu verfeinern und dann zu verfolgen, und Bob hat über tausend Menschen gecoacht und sie durch ein von ihm erstelltes Programm namens Dream Big gebracht. His passion as a coach is to help people identify and connect with their most important and unfulfilled ambitions while excelling at the things they already do. “Working with Bob was like seeing technicolor for the first time.” Find Kim on Facebook, Instagram (kimberly.stuart.writes) and kimberlystuart.com. Also, after our initial rush to invite more people, we had friends, family, undergraduate, international, and graduate students from other departments who joined. We had a number of details to work out, and I was often stressed, but on a virtual night of prayer with our guides the weekend before the event, I felt God telling me not to worry because everything was in His hands. In a moment of silence to listen to God after our prayer, I felt God say to me, “I hold him, Karisa.
You don`t have to worry about literally every detail. I will take care of everything. And even if something looked like a misadventure, God would flatten it out and take care of everything. I must have heard this because we had major emergencies on the night of the event and almost had to cancel the event. But in the end, everything went wonderfully well. More than 260 students, friends and family members came. Several students texted me afterwards to tell me that they were bursting into tears, touched by Bob`s love for Jesus and his memories of perseverance. Bob told us that we have the power to make someone feel the love of Jesus by taking the time to listen to him and pay attention to him. “Bob changed the course of his life. It became the most precious compass I have ever known. Michael McDonald has been involved in leading non-profit organizations for 14 years.
Michael founds, leads and chairs the boards of a number of multi-million dollar NGOs and has successfully led numerous efforts in justice and compassion ministries around the world. He has also traveled with Bob to Afghanistan, Iraq, Mongolia, Nepal, Uganda and Somalia over the past decade. Prior to his charitable work, Michael ran a $6 million a year restaurant with over 200 employees. He specializes in conflict resolution and organizational leadership and has spent the last 20 years of professional experience advising the Gates Foundation, Remember NHU, UNHCR and many NGOs and collaborations.