Do you want to give a gift this holiday season that will help save the lives of millions of children in a world away? Hunger, starvation and malnutrition have become a horrifying way of life for many South African impoverished children. An Oklahoma expert has launched a book project that will transform the lives of hundreds of these unfortunate children through his personal philanthropy.
A recent report revealed that over three million South African children experienced hunger in 2021, with more than 600,000 children experiencing hunger every day. The National Income Dynamics Study (Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey (NIDS-CRAM) in April/May 2021) showed that about six out of ten South Africans (58%) reported that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on their household income. The pandemic and its associated financial crises in South Africa have forced many more people to live on the streets without shelter or food, including thousands of hungry children.
However, leadership expert Dr. Daryl D. Green wants to change this situation by collaborating with South African Pastor Ivan and Bronwynn Jones, who have captured the needs of the impoverished South African children in a coffee table book, You Feed Them, which is available for sale to the public with proceeds to be given to the Jones’ ministry.
“I always knew that God has called us into full-time ministry,” said Pastor Jones. “Our goal for the ministry is to equip men and women for service in the kingdom of God. I have a strong belief that all things are possible with God.” He and his wife Bronwynn, through their “Rise Up Children’s Project,” have fed over 850 children per day at four community feeding stations. Pastor Jones sees Dr. Green’s assistance with the publication of his book as an opportunity to better help these South African communities and get out the story about starving children.
Dr. Green, a business professor at Oklahoma Baptist University, accompanied several of his university students on a mission trip in 2018, orchestrating a vacation bible school for the Jones’ Revelation Ministry. Dr. Green’s encounter with Pastor Jones and his wife had a lasting impact on him, inspiring him to want to help their ministry in any way he could. He initiated the project of publishing the Jones’ book to stimulate more revenue for the couple’s ministry.
“Pastors Ivan and Bronwyn were wonderful hosts to us in Cape Town. I was really touched by their children’s ministry. I just knew in my heart that they needed multiple levels of revenue to sustain their ministry. I am practicing personal philanthropy through this ministry. I believe in economic empowerment. Let’s teach people how to fish instead of giving them a fish,” said Dr. Green. “Personal philanthropy can be defined as ‘an individual’s charitable giving to a worthy to support an altruistic desire to improve human welfare or a condition,’ which is precisely what I am attempting to do with this project.”
Dr. Green proposed the publishing of a coffee table book that visually showcases the work of the South African couple, leveraging his connections and experience providing consulting, guidance and management training for small businesses and new start-ups. Over the years, he has evaluated and consulted to over 100 organizations, including Westinghouse and Lockheed Martin.
Dr. Green launched the book project for the Jones with the help of his brand development manager, Antoinette Kelley. “Kelley was the linchpin of the project, with her experience of publishing. I knew that we could be successful. The next phase is promoting the great work of Pastor Ivan and his wife to the world.”
To learn more about this fundraising initiative for South African children, please contact Dr. Green at email@example.com.
About Dr. Daryl D. Green
Dr. Daryl D. Green is the Vice President of Marketing at AGSM Consulting, LLC, where he provides strategic planning, marketing and product development to emerging and existing businesses. In 2016, Dr. Green retired from the Department of Energy, where he had been employed for over 27 years in the DOE’s Environmental Management Program. He is a much sought-after speaker and award-winning author of several textbooks and reference books, including Job Strategies for the 21st Century. Dr. Green has a national digital marketing certification and is also a respected researcher in his field of study, which focuses on culture, decision-making, leadership, management and marketing.
Dr. Green received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Southern University, an M.A. in Organizational Management from Tusculum College, and a doctoral degree in Strategic Leadership from Regent University. He is currently a respected university professor at Oklahoma Baptist University, who has been noted and quoted by USA Today, Ebony Magazine and the Associated Press.