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Author and Pastor, Dr. James R. Kok, has articulated his message in the books he has written, but his book, "90% of Helping Is Just Showing Up!" particularly addresses the theme of the International Conference on Care and Kindness. Throughout his book he teaches that great amounts of healing and helping are administered through the simple act of just "being there" with persons as they go through their hurt.

The "Care and Kindness Conference" aims to ignite in all God's children a sense of calling to demonstrate to friends, colleagues, next door neighbors and the stranger at the car wash extraordinary kindness, attentiveness and compassion. This is God's work for us to carry out. It is good. It is possible. Our faithfulness in this practical day-to-day care-fullness will reassure humankind that God is alive and active today and restore hope in a pessimistic world.

As Keynote Speaker, Dr. Kok will expand on these thoughts in his address, "The Uncomfortable Choice Caring People Need To Pick" and he will teach how each of us can help those with whom we have daily contact through simple acts of caring.