A friendship rewarded: Pastor’s passion projects nabs $1 million award
A brief article in the National Geographic, Saskatchewan Mennonite Brethren pastor and a in New York’s Madison Square Gardens that helped Global Vision 2020 win a $1 million award.
AdSpecs – bulky, “coke-bottle” glasses – brought a retired U.S. Marine to an MB church in Saskatchewan on Memorial Day weekend. May 29, Kevin White, founder of Global Vision 2010, an organization to promote AdSpecs, was featured speaker at a fundraiser for the first distribution centre of the low-cost, self-adjustable corrective eyewear, about to open – in a Waldheim MB Church storage room.
Waldheim (Sask.) MB Church’s lead pastor Greg Wiens describes himself as “more of a hands-on pastor” than an “overly spiritualized person.” But when a recurring dream plagued him after reading an article about Adspecs – inexpensive, easy-to-use eyeglasses for the developing world – Wiens took notice and took action.