It’s not every day that you get to ride a camel.
And it certainly isn’t every day that you get to ride a camel in Kenya with one of your best friends. But one day Ken Welke and I rode a camel together. I will never forget that trip. But it wasn’t camels that changed Ken’s life. It was children.
Ken lives in Everett, WA where he is CEO of Welcome Communications, a supplier of communication products and accessories.
I often think that Ken was misnamed. If I were naming Ken, I would call him “Barnabas.” There is simply no one more encouraging than Ken Welke. He is the epitome of a positive and optimistic person. And he has found the art of lifting up other people.
With Ken’s remarkable spirit, it is hard to imagine him facing tough times or having to deal with life’s disappointments. But recently he shared a dark time not only with me, but with his whole network of friends and associates. In the end, Ken didn’t get exactly what he wanted, but he found a way to help someone and turn a heartfelt frustration into another affirmative phase of his life.
No one will tell you better how sponsoring a child will not only change the child’s life but will also change your own life more than Ken Welke. Here’s his story: (more…)