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CHAPTER 3

The Power of Purpose

Live Your Values and Make a Difference

A few years ago, my husband and I were working in Cambodia. With the help of the United Nations, our team had developed a program to teach people how to lead in their communities as a means of combating HIV and AIDS.1 Our participants came from all walks of life: they were monks, government ministers, community organizers, scholars, and ordinary citizens. Some had been part of the Pol Pot regime. Virtually all of them had lost loved ones during the genocide. Trust between and among individual people and the groups they represented was low or nonexistent.

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