Often in my presentations, I mention my experience living in Switzerland as an IFYE (International Four-H Youth Exchange or sometimes we referred to ourselves as I‘m the Fool You Expected, depending on the day and culture shock!!).

One of the IFYE alumni members recently went to Iraq to set up 4-H clubs across the country, giving children and young people something positive and hopeful to focus on. I am deeply inspired by this special project and now see possibilities that healing can happen from a very different angle!

If you are interested in learning more, click here and go to p. 4 and 5. Perhaps the IFYE acronym should also be I‘m the FRIEND You Expected!

Here’s to holding the vision of world peace … bringing a youth development/leadership organization to a worn-torn region is an important first step.