Build a New Generation of Leaders

Donation Purpose Update - Thu Sept22, 2016

We are now only one week away from the amazing moment when eighty young leaders from more than ten countries will meet in Cluj-Napoca, Romania at the 2016 Renewing Our Minds (ROM) and Economic Diplomacy and Integrity Forum (EDI) follow-up Regathering, Thu 29 September - Mon 3 October, 2016. These are going to be four beautiful and inspiring four days of fellowship, encouragement, sharing and friendship. Our focus at this time is on asking you to help the 2016 Regathering with your donations. As it is case with all programs and projects we organize, only a small portion of our program expenses are covered through fees, while the rest is taken care by your donations. Thank you very much for partnering with us in making our projects possible. 

Tihomir Kukolja, Renewing Our Minds, Director


Dear Friends,

With our recent refugee relief missions in Serbia  and Croatia  we demonstrated that the young leaders emerging through our leading ROM – Renewing our Minds projects are more than ready to apply in real life situations the principles of radical leadership of service, inspired and modeled by the person of Jesus.

Forum for Leadership and Reconciliation  (Forum) is now moving forward with seven international leadership projects planned for 2016. However, at this time we would like to draw your attention to the 2016 Renewing Our Minds (ROM) Gathering of young leaders, that will take place in Fuzine, Croatia, August 11th – 28th. We are expecting 60 young leaders from at least 15 countries to take part this two and a half week long intentional learning gathering.

For many years ROM has been an impacting international leadership movement advocating radical leadership of service, peace building and reconciliation. ROM teaches young leaders how to embrace each other across various ethnic, racial, national, religious and political divides. It challenges paradigms and assumptions, and refines the characters of young leaders according to the teachings and example of the person of Jesus.

For the hundreds of young leaders from 50 countries, becoming a part of ROM community over the past seventeen years has become a defining and life transforming experience. Many ROM alumni have emerged as leaders of influence in their countries, who are today making a difference in the political, social, humanitarian and religious arenas. Likewise, over those years ROM has given birth to a number of new leadership projects and initiatives.

One of the recent ROM participants stated: "I am excited to be in relationship with world changers, people who long and participate in creating a world that transcends history of brokeness, fatalism and despair."

Since most of the ROM participants who will take part in the 2016 ROM Gathering of young leaders live in the countries that are economically challenged we need your help. Most of them are not able to cover the conference expenses. We never allow financial limitations to decide if our program candidates should attend our programs or not.  This is why we are at this time setting the goal of $10,000 to create a special scholarship fund to help the young leaders with limited financial means to attend the 2016 ROM Gathering.

Will you help us reach our needed goal in the next three months, namely by mid August?

Thank you for partnering with us in this important initiative of peace building, reconciliation and development of leaders transformed by the person of Jesus in a divided world. I am sure we will all agree that our work is becoming increasingly needed in a world that is becoming more fragile each day, and in need of leaders who are willing to serve and love their neighbors radically and in the Spirit of Jesus.

We will keep you informed faithfully about the progress of this fundraising action and the development of the 2016 ROM Gathering as we move closer to mid August 2016.

Love and blessings.
Tihomir Kukolja, Director, Renewing Our Mind
Forum for Leadership and Reconciliation

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Tihomir Kukolja 
Baytown, TX
Cornelius Quist 

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