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Introduce Yourself

I thought I should add to the conversational layers here and allow readers to introduce themselves.

So how about introducing yourself here? Don’t know what to say? Here are a few suggestions, things I would ask if we were to meet in person:

Where are you from and what are you up to these days?
How did you find this blog?
What’s the best novel you’ve read and what’s special about it to you?
What’s your favorite film and why do you like it so much?
What non-fiction book has been most influential in your life?
Do you have any hobbies?
Do you have a blog? What do you write about? Do you want to share your URL?

(h/t Doug Geivett)



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  1. Purposeful Purity / Jul 20 2010 8:26 am

    Hi, my name is Hannah- half of the mind behind the ‘Purposeful Purity’ blog for about a year now on being a young Christian woman. We were particularly impressed with the stuff you’ve done on Christians in politics and in social action, as we cover a lot of the same ground.
    Bible has been the most influential book, though the question of favourite novel opens a whole Pandora’s box of choices!

  2. compassioninpolitics / Sep 3 2010 12:34 am

    Awesome! Thanks for all you’re doing. If I can do anything to help in terms of insight, strategy, or awareness…feel free to ask.

  3. TheLeader / Sep 4 2010 7:08 pm

    Where are you from and what are you up to these days?
    A: I am currently working in Virginia on Web and Mobile related Ecommerce products (even though was born in INDIA)
    How did you find this blog?
    A: While searching for some motivation and best MBA schools for Social Entrepreneurship.
    What’s the best novel you’ve read and what’s special about it to you?
    A: The Alchemist, as it resembles and reminds me of my life so far and I feel I am an explorer trying to find myself and my life.
    What’s your favorite film and why do you like it so much?
    A: I have many, just to name a few. Rudy, Brave Heart for showing anything is possible for a passionate and willing heart.
    What non-fiction book has been most influential in your life?
    A: I can’t name one but in my earlier days I read lot of books by “Swami Vivekananda” they definitely influenced me. “You can Win” by Shiv kera and “How to Win Friends and influence People” by Dale Carnegie.
    Do you have any hobbies?
    A: I am a runner and traveler.
    Do you have a blog? What do you write about? Do you want to share your URL?
    A: I write about myself and the things I come across in this journey of life. but lately it’s been more of my complaning and questioning heart making me write. 😉

  4. chelsearmetcalf / Sep 5 2010 9:24 pm

    Hi, I’m Chelsea. I’m from Texas and I’m a senior in high school. All of my life I have longed to be a journalist and to practice my God given gift of writing for a living. For numerous reasons in previous years I did not consider the idea that I could combine God and my talent. However, over my summer I came to the realization that I was given this gift for a purpose. My goal is to create my own Christian magazine followed by many other ideas that I have. I pray that if God wants me to take this direction in my life that He will provide readers for my recently started blog, which after college I will launch into a magazine.
    I found your blog searching for Christian blogs that would be good to subscribe to and follow in order to make myself known and take key pointers from other, more experienced bloggers.
    If you’d like to check out my blog it is

  5. Jennifer Lentfer / Sep 10 2010 2:05 pm explores the skills and knowledge needed by all international “do-gooders” to put real resources behind local means of overcoming obstacles. From my perspective, it’s not about what we do, but HOW we do it. Postings include good practices, reflection, guest bloggers, links and resources, and will (hopefully) inspire dialogue among a fuller, more inclusive community of those involved with foreign aid, development assistance, human rights, and social change around the world. Please check it out!

  6. Azhar Nadeem / Sep 14 2010 4:11 pm

    Hi All
    I am Azhar Nadeem from Pakistan. I have nearly a decade of Microfinance experience with a leading institution of pakistan. Currently my research interest is Faith based Microfinance programs like CRS,Christian Aid,Muslim Aid,Islamic relief etc.
    I am interested to learn about the principles of christian Faith based lending programs. I need every body,s help. I request all of you here to share their knowledge about the subject. Every body is welcome to get connected with me on
    SKYPE: azharnadeem
    Cell: +923005063484

    Looking for favorable replies


  7. compassioninpolitics / Sep 14 2010 7:28 pm


    Its interesting to see Islam moving in the direction of faith based microenterprise.

    God bless,

  8. Joey Le / Sep 25 2010 11:07 am


    My name is Tram and I’m from Vietnam.

    I’m spending my free Saturday reading stuffs about social entrepreneurship.

    I love all the words, the stories, the feeling and thinking that “The little prince” gave me. It’s also the only book that I read many times.

    The film that I remember most is “The scissors hands”.

    It’s a little weird to admit that no (non-fiction) book influences me so far.

    I’m a handcraft-addicted girl (knitting, crocheting, sewing, embroidering, paper-crafting, scrapbooking, pencil- scarving…) but also spend so much time backpack-travelling and working on charity projects. Life is so enjoyable 🙂

    I do have a blog but it’s written in Vietnamese.

    Nice to know you.

    Tram Le

  9. Nathan / Nov 10 2010 2:50 pm

    I am currently studying towards an MBA at Univ. of Westminster in London. (originally from Texas) I am researching topics to focus my postgrad project/dissertation. I would like it to involve Bottom of the Pyramid and Corporate Social Responsibility. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know. Thanks, Nathan

  10. David / Apr 12 2011 9:53 am

    Hi my name is David Kubeka and I live in South Africa I am very devoted Christian in different activities in my church voluntarily
    I just want find out how can I get assistance for start up if I want to start a small retail business in Johannesburg.

    • compassioninpolitics / Apr 13 2011 12:43 am

      Welcome David,

      Sounds like an exciting venture. I would suggest pursuing South Africa specific resources. In order to focus your search for funding–geography seems to be an excellent–especially given that South Africa is likely to have decently vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem.

      For instance, if you were in Kenya or Ethiopia or a similar country–I might suggest you look locally, but also for orgs which had a role in Kenya/Ethiopia/etc but had other bases as well.

      Your local community (city, etc) is probably where you are most likely to generate trust and be able to meet face to face with potential investors.

      Perhaps others have different ideas…

  11. Richard Hobart / Apr 20 2011 2:15 am

    Join me in discovering what happens when prayers of the Bible have been answered by the One True Living God of the bible. We see how He always answers either: Yes..No..or wait. according to your faith be it onto you; but let him ask in faith nothing wavering..Amen!
    Hello, my name is Richard Hobart and I am a Christian internet marketer trying to replace my income by blogging. This is a great post, please stop by my blog

  12. cindypakistan / Aug 3 2011 5:44 pm

    Hey Nathan, this blog is amazing.
    I am Cindy from Taiwan, and have been living in Pakistan for 5 years.
    I found this blog while searching for the good books on social entrepreneurship on google (it came as the first result :)). I just finished Nick Vujicic’s book Life without Limbs and I am really inspired with the wonderful God we have. It is a great comfort to know that God has a plan that we cannot see through eyes but faith, and we can always ask for more faith because God is love and mercy. And I am grateful to God that through the years living in Pakistan He showed me how much He loves the muslims and how desperate He is to show His love to people who He has created. And this moves me to the tentmaking concept which I think is just beautiful.
    I hope to dig more stuff from this blog, it really made my day that I found your blog.
    I keep a blog too mainly just for my Pakistani friends, I would like to have a blog like yours someday 🙂
    Here is the link

    If possible could you keep the comment private? I wanted to send you an email except I didn’t find it on the blog 😛 Thanks

    My email is
    It is also my facebook account … 🙂

  13. Gisele / May 28 2012 5:45 pm

    Hi Nathan,

    congratulations for your blog. Really nice and usefull. I found your blog while looking for masters in international development. I could find here some clues regarding programs in Europe.
    So, my name is Gisele, I am brazilian and but I am now living in Malta. I am physiotherapist and I love being involved with NGOs and development projects. I am sure that it all started with my Christian faith. It makes us wish for a better and more equal world and compels us to work for it as well.
    I have also a blog, but i have just started it and it is very simple. My idea is to write some kind of christian devotional. I am still working on it. Just for pleasure and to somehow, with simple stories, touch hearts.
    My biggest hobbie nowadays is traveling. Since I am living in Europe now and here it is so easy to go up and down, I became really addicted in traveling. I also like playing transversal flute and spending time in the nature and chatting with friends.

    There loads of books and movies that I like but the Bible is for sure our survivor’s guide in this world.
    But one of my favorite movies is Hotel Rwanda.I love real stories and anonymous heroes, heroes of real life, common people with strong character. One of the books I also loved reading is “If you save one life” from Eva Brown. It is inspire how someone who was a victim of such barbarities in the second world war can speak about it being always glad about God’s deliverance and showing her forgiveness is such a nice way.

    That’s it!

    I will be folowing your posts! 🙂

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