Monthly Archives: December 2023

December 26, 2023

Be a Destiny Helper Today: Pastor Canisius Gacura (Episode # 456)

Pastor Canisius Gacura is the senior Pastor of Nyabugingo Worship Center in Kigali, Rwanda. When he first joined Dr. Karen on The Voice of Leadership, he had just published his book, “Discover Your Destiny: And Become a Destiny Helper.” He and his church have been wonderful Destiny Helpers to provide hope and healing to those recovering from the Rwandan genocide, people with disabilities, and the poor.

Since the time of his last visit, the church opened a new worship center which also houses a prayer center, Bible school, center for people with disabilities, and empowerment center for women. They are in the last necessary building phase to secure a government permit to officially open. The final phase requires $30,000 and they have a $15,000 matching grant to finish the work.

Given the current turmoil in the world with multiple wars, weather disasters, and increased violence we thought this would be a great occasion to re-broadcast this encouraging message from Pastor Gacura.

Be a Destiny Helper and give to complete the Nyabugingo Worship Center:  Specify Rwanda

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December 19, 2023

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year (Episode # 455)

In preparation for Christmas many churches light the Advent candles of hope, peace, joy, and love. Dr. Karen shares a special holiday message of hope and encouragement that is still relevant for our times. She reminds us, that no matter the turmoil or darkness on the earth, God is still with us and through belief in Jesus Christ, the Messiah and an ongoing relationship with Him, we have His peace that passes all understanding.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

In the spirit of love for our neighbors, remember to give to the following causes:

Provide social services to the soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces:

Join Pastor Canisius Gacura to complete the Nyabugingo Worship Center in Rwanda:  Specify Rwanda

Click here to learn more about the Rwanda ministry:

December 12, 2023

“Built to Beat Chaos” with Gary Harpst (Episode # 454)

Gary Harpst is the CEO of LeadFirst where he develops powerful business and faith intersections for Christian executives in fast growing entrepreneurial companies. Now in his fifth decade as a CEO, Gary brings wisdom and experience to create organizational agility, and whole business, whole person health strategies for kingdom impact businesses.

An entrepreneur himself, Gary founded three successful businesses, one of which merged and was sold to Microsoft. He has authored three impactful books, the latest of which is, “Built to Beat Chaos.” Gary makes the Biblical case that we are all created to overcome chaos. He says, “Chaos is not our problem, but our purpose.”

In today’s episode Gary speaks with Dr. Karen about how to successfully lead a business by Christian principles, purpose, and values. He shares numerous examples of the benefit to people even when the people have different beliefs.

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December 5, 2023

Give Cheerfully (Episode # 453)

This is the season to exercise our leadership in giving to others. God loves a cheerful giver. Since we have freely received from God, we can freely give of our time, talent, and treasure to benefit our near and far neighbors. In this episode, Dr. Karen shares an update on Sebastian and his fight against MEC and she celebrates non-profit ministry partners. Dr. Karen also shares some insights on the spirit of giving.

This year, lead the way to generosity in your company and community.

Consider Making Charitable Gifts To: