Bob Goff Guest Speaker Rochester Area Prayer Breakfast

The Rochester Area Prayer Breakfast Committee announced today that New York Times best-selling author and speaker Bob Goff will keynote the 37th annual event on Thursday, May 3 from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at the Oakland University Athletics Center O’Rena. Bob Goff is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Restore International, a non-profit organization that was established to address the atrocities and injustices committed against children.

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Bob Goff

With a passion and vision for finding audacious ways to restore justice to children and the poorest of the poor, Restore International’s mission is to make a difference on behalf of those who do not otherwise have a voice. With a team of dedicated people, Restore has pursued justice for the needy. They have worked with Uganda’s judiciary in bringing to trial over 200 cases, including cases involving children who were languishing in jail without trial. In 2007, the Restore Academy was started; a school in the war-torn region of Gulu with current enrollment of over 220 students.

In India, Restore has investigated and intervened to relieve minor girls from a life of forced prostitution, leading to the identification and arrest of over 50 perpetrators.  Bob Goff’s inspiration has been fueled by the friendships he has developed with others around the world who desire to pursue strategic ways to help people in need.

Goff shares leadership in a Washington law firm, Goff & DeWalt, and is admitted to practice in California and in Washington, where his firm is located. Additionally, he serves as the Honorary Consul for the Republic of Uganda to the United States. Goff is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine Law School in Malibu, California, where he teaches Non-profit Law, as well Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, where he teaches Business Law.

“At this year’s Prayer Breakfast, Bob hopes to encourage people to step outside their comfort zone, dream big and be present in their own lives,” said Dr. Sara Whedon, 2018 Prayer Breakfast chairperson. She went on to add that Goff’s focus will be on unity in these difficult times and how we all can play a role.

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Rochester Area Prayer Breakfast

The Rochester Area Prayer Breakfast is an annual, non-denominational event held in recognition of the National Day of Prayer, instituted in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress and then President Harry S. Truman.

To make a reservation or learn about sponsorship opportunities for the event, please visit the Prayer Breakfast website or contact the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce at 248-651-6700.

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