Sam Dhlodhlo is the kind of guy who would never tell you, but he is a global influencer that God has used to save thousands of people. A pastor and friend from CelebrationZimbabwe, he coordinates and directs our feeding centers serving over 24,000 kids a day in Africa. I’m blessed to call him a friend.
I’ve had the blessing to spend lots of time with Sam both in the States and in the UK.
In Fall 2010, I flew to England to see Sam and his family, then took him with me to Belfast to Celebration Ireland for 4 days. We worked with our leaders there, and he brought valuable insight and support in developing some vital partnerships for us.
Sam doesn’t have a twitterfeed or personal blog on trends, leadership, coolness, or popular culture. Heck, He barely ever checks facebook. Yet I’ve never met anyone under 40 who’s done so much for the kingdom with such character and vintage sincerity. In our generation of fads and phases, fanpages and followings….he’s a person I emulate, admire, and am incredibly thankful to call a friend.
Thank you Sam for being you…for loving thousands of the ‘least of these’, and for being a true once in a lifetime friend and role model to me.