What would you Say?

What would you say if you had 30 seconds to speak with a President or Prime Minister of a country?  When those opportunities do come, 30 seconds is the MOST someone like us might get.  So…what would you say?

Or more likely, you’re one of ten people in the room with this leader and We’re going around the room saying our name and who you are ­ on 15 seconds. “Hi, I’m Carl Medearis, and I…..”   What would you fill in the blank with? Who are you?  Could you say one sentence that would make sense, be encouraging and have an impact?  What would that be?

Anyone brave enough to throw out some thoughts here?

Be watching this space as I’ll be posting regular updates over the next 12 days as we’re in Lebanon, Jordan, the West Bank and Israel.


  1. Willem says:

    Hi, I’m Willem Taute, and I’m looking forward to creating an alternative future through a cross-religious community!

  2. Jared Holsing says:

    Very intriguing question… 🙂 I have pondered this quite a bit over the past couple of days. I have no idea. I’ll be interested to hear what the Holy Spirit leads you to say.

  3. FOUCHER says:


  4. I have been looking forward to this meeting for so long! I would love to work with you with some of your ideas on improving the lives of your citizens. Here’s my card – call me.

  5. cthans says:

    “Hi, My name is Calvin, I believe God has put you in this place of importance for a purpose. Are you interested in discovering God’s purpose for placing you as a leader in this country?”

    Yes – “I believe God wants peace in the country and in the hearts of individual citizens. He is just as committed to making this a healthy country as you are. I’d love to meet again and discuss your role in this. Before I go may I pray for you.” Continue led by the Spirit and Truth, pray for him/her and with him/her, set up later time to discuss further specific ideas and pray more.

    No – “I’ll continue praying for you as a leader and citizen of this country. It was an honor to meet you.”

    That’s my best senario guess with no experience at it 🙂

    1. nakita says:

      First I want to thank you all for having me here. My name is Dean Knudsen from California and am a follower of Jesus Christ. I humbly ask that you’d allow me to pray for God’s blessing on this time together.