What does it mean to inspire? The dictionary says it means to encourage, to uplift, to motivate among other definitions. I was glad after writing an article about 60@60 for work that a couple of people felt they wanted to do something challenging themselves. Not that I am at all special but what I was doing resonated in some way with them.

What does inspiration mean to you? Who has particularly inspired you recently and what difference has it made? How can you inspire others?

I remember when I visited Iraq 🇮🇶 meeting Father Douglas. He definitely is someone special. He had been a Church Minister in Baghdad where he had been shot through the legs and been kidnapped. Shortly after he arrived in Erbil after moving to Northern Iraq, IS had attacked towns in the Nineveh Plain and a stream of refugees arrived at his church. He quickly made the church grounds available to well over 100 families and rapidly established a library, nursery, work area and play space. He emphasised that it wasn’t a camp; it was a family. And the atmosphere really was good compared to some other sites. Father Douglas and his positivity was the difference.

There isn’t much inspiring to report with respect to activities. I have tried two more recipes since Sunday so only six more to do to reach the 60 mark. This is tonight’s offering….

Thanks for your continued interest in 60@60. I really can’t make a difference for persecuted Christians on my own or without your support. You are part of the journey too!

Published by adrian60

Turning 60 is a door to a new decade. I want to use these years positively, starting with the next one. So I want it to be a year of trying different things as well as familiar one and to do a couple of challenges. 60 things at 60 with the aim of raising £6 000 for the charity Open Doors, serving persecuted Christians around the world, many who live with very little. Would you be part of the adventure with me?

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