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The power of cross-cultural friendships | Nathan Roberts & Michael Kimpur | TEDxRapidCity

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Published on Aug 23, 2016

Nathan Roberts, a suburban Minnesotan, and Michael Kimpur, a nomadic Kenyan tribal elder, make unlikely best friends. As cross-cultural relationships continue to become more critical, the duo’s experiences, misunderstandings, and successes serve as a practical and inspiring example.

Nathan Roberts is the co-founder and US Director of Daylight Center and School in Kenya, which offers education to children affected by tribal violence and poverty (daylightcenter.org). He is an editor and author at The Salt Collective featuring diverse writers on social justice, gender, race, and religion (thesaltcollective.org). He serves as a minister in Minnesota and his new book was co-authored with former World Vision Sponsor Child and Daylight Co-Director Michael Kimpur: POOR MILLIONAIRES: The Village Boy who Walked to the Western World and the American Boy Who Followed Him Home. You can read excerpts and watch videos at poormillionaires.org. Follow Nathan on Twitter @nathaniroberts

Michael Kimpur is the founder and Kenya director of Daylight Center and School in Kenya (daylightcenter.org) and tribal elder of the nomadic Pokot tribe. He was educated as a World Vision sponsor child and went on to receive his M.A. in organizational leadership. Michael lives with his wife and children in Kapenguria, Kenya. Alongside Nathan Roberts he co-wrote POOR MILLIONAIRES: The Village Boy who Walked to the Western World and the American Boy Who Followed Him Home. You can read excerpts and watch videos at poormillionaires.org

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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