This year at the Global Leadership Summit- 10 years after Justin was inspired by Bono's talk to go to Kenya- the CARE for AIDS story was featured in a series of videos about Grander Vision. Below is an excerpt from the GLS blog, as well as a link to the video feature:
At the 2016 GLS, we featured a Grander Vision story about the young founder of Care For AIDS—Justin Miller. While still a college student, Justin attended the GLS and, after watching a session with Bono, he was inspired to “do something” about the AIDS crisis in Africa. You can watch his inspiring story on GLS next here.
Recently, Justin sat down with the WCA blog to help us learn a little bit more about his backstory.
WCA: Whose leadership has had the most impact on your life?
Justin: My dad. I hope I can emulate two aspects of his leadership: 1) His continuous pursuit of learning and growth and 2) his desire to constantly add value to the lives of others. If leaders could only master these two things, the world would be a much better place.
WCA: What leaders do you admire and why?
Justin: Cornel Onyango and Duncan Kimani are the Kenyan co-founders of CARE for AIDS. Their conviction about and commitment to the cause of this ministry is unmatched. They have no regard for personal gain—only the building of the church and caring for the sick, poor and lost. I’m a better leader and person for knowing them.
WCA: What was the best leadership advice you received as a young leader?
“Success is doing what God wants you to do.” My dad told me this when I was 13 years old, but I didn’t understand true obedience until God called me (at the age of 19) to start CARE for AIDS. At times, obedience may seem to come at a great cost, but it is so exhilarating and fulfilling to be surrendered to God’s purpose for your life.