Pursuing a Life That Matters
General Council of The Assemblies of God
Relentless takes an honest look at some of the tragic problems many people face who are struggling against the odds and fighting a losing battle. But bigger than all these problems are the hearts and desires of the relentless individuals who are joining forces with others and allowing God to do something great in and through them. Do you feel a movement of hope gaining force all around you, drawing you toward making the world a better, safer, healthier, and hope-filled place? Then you may be part of the relentless: people who never of helping the needy because they believe in, and live from, the apostle Paul's words. "We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down but not destroyed" (2 Corinthians 4:8-9).
Dave Donaldson is the co-founder of Convoy of Hope (convoyofhope.org), an international organization that has helped more than 50 million people worldwide by providing disaster relief, building supply lines, sponsoring health and job fairs, drilling wells, and supporting the Children's Feeding Initiative. Donaldson is also president of Charity Awards International (www.charityawards.com) which since 1980 has celebrated the outstanding examples of public and private figures who devote themselves to working for others. Donaldson has addressed leaders around the world on the role of faith in community, been a guest on numerous Christian and secular television and radio programs, and has authored several books. Dave earned his Master's degree in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, California), focusing on "Developing and implementing social programs in a cross-cultural environment." He and his wife, Kristy, reside in Springfield, Missouri with their four children.