Its been a while since I last made a post, sorry about that. I’ve been helping with a program called CVS Leadership Institute (Not to be confused with the CVS pharmacy for those of you in America) in which students from the top universities in Japan come to Southern California for a couple months to learn business leadership skills by participating in real business situations. This program is well respected in Japan, over 100 students apply but only 24 are accepted. The competition between them is intense and the schedule is very demanding. They are divided into 6 teams and participate in a variety of business and marketing presentations as well as athletic competitions. We even went to Mexico City to compete with students at Tecnológico de Monterrey, one of Mexico’s most prestigious universities.
My participation included driving the students around Southern California in a 15 seater van and acting as a judge for some of their presentations. My primary role was to help them with their English… there were a lot of sleepless nights with last minute corrections but it provided a great chance to build relationships with them and even share how Jesus has transformed my life. I really enjoyed being able to spend time with the students and there is much anticipation for a reunion in Japan this June… I am hoping and praying that I will be able to attend.