In Touch

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Thank you so much for your investment in my life.  The way you shared your presence with me deeply impacted the way I live my life to profoundly impact the way people live and move and have their being.

I am not sure how you keep choosing to surround me and my family with your love and your trust despite all my short-comings (which are many); but I most sincerely appreciate and joyfully embrace the reality that this is a gift you are making to me beyond my wildest expectation. I am deeply moved by the fact that your gift to me and my family was not conditional upon my shortcomings.

Your choice was based on principles and your highest commitment to the cause which moved you to engage with the poor through the agencies Sara and I represent( Certainly  you have so many other legitimate options and many other organizations that have gained your trust). Despite this, you have not given up being there for me, imparting on my family and the cause we represent and continually encouraging us to keep going, no matter what both in word and in deed. This cause is not a part-time hobby for me, it is my life’s vocation. I will always endeavour to be a faithful steward of the resources entrusted to me and the agencies I represent.

Helping the poor  has not been easy. Many a time, it is depressing as the weight of it all just collapses on us. Being there for my family, being a husband and a father (in the presence of so many conflicting interests pulling on me) has not been easy  even as we strive forward on the journey to intimacy. But your constant help and support through emails, phone calls, visits and the general ministry of your presence has built our hope and built the energy needed to keep going on and on.

With these frail hands this Easter season, I wish to extend our love and embrace to you and your family. Thank you for welcoming us in your life.

Towards Unfeigned Love,
Still becoming, Always,
Daniel, Sara, Affia, Dansia and Daniel Jr.

About Daniel Zopoula

Daniel is a is a provocative leader in Christian Practice. A long-distance runner in the struggle for justice, Daniel's journey is rooted in a rich African tradition of soulcraft that put a premium on Ancestor appreciation, gentle embrace of others, cultural manners and social justice. Though deeply wounded and perennially scarred by the traumatic circumstances that paved the realities of his upbringings, Daniel emerged with great dignity, decency and integrity, love, courage and humour; choosing social advocacy rather than a life of blind avarice and personal subservience. The sum realities of pervasive terror, chronic trauma and vicious stigma that was shot through the "soul-making" of young Daniel yielded his true passion to profoundly influence, lead and inspire people from all walks of life into positive change and bearing witness to love and justice. Daniel's story is a tale of a man courageous enough to be fully human, living and loving out loud: "When your life doesn't belong to you, survival is not required," he says. Daniel writes and speaks internationally on Christian Practice, Spiritual & Emotional Leadership, Inspiration, Personal & Organizational health, Family Systems, Trauma, and Emotional Wellness. Daniel is a personal growth, and spiritual health consultant; a Life Coach, Spiritual Adviser, Author, Speaker, Activist.