26 year old businessman, Founder, President and Ordained Minister of Dare 2 Be Different International - Mr. Khrystus Wallace seems to just be blessed in every area of his life. A recent letter into his ministry requested that Mr. Wallace be one of the featured speakers at the Jennifer Jones OECS and Barbados 2013 Media Awards Ceremony that will be held on the island of Grenada.
Wallace will speak on the theme - 'Recognising Excellence in Journalism - Chartering the way forward'
While Khrystus is accustomed to be recieving excellence awards since primary school, the letter excited Mr. Wallace as this is the first time that such a prestigious award would be named after him and his ministry for the OUTSTANDING WORK he has been doing as leader..
The letter stated, "Mr. Wallace we are cognisant of the very enormous and continuous contributions that you and your company continues to provide to the people of the region especially those in St Kitts and Nevis. As such, we are requesting your permission in naming some of the awards in honour of you as the founder and your organisation Dare to Be Different International."
Another highlight of the event would show that Wallace, a native of St. Kitts - Nevis would be the younger speaker ever to address the RED CARPET event. The letter continued, "Mr. Wallace the committee is very excited to have you as one of the speakers and must point out that you are the youngest person who will be speaking at this very impressive red carpet affair. It must be viewed as an accomplishment by you as your work and contributions within the region is duly being noted and recognised while its a honour to have someone like you gracing this event."
Mr. Khrystus Wallace will be addressing persons such as Honourable Prime Minister of Grenada, Tillman Thomas along with other key regional persons that will grace the awards ceremony.
Congratulations are in order to this dynamic young man on behalf of his Dare 2 Be Different International Team Members, supporters and followers locally, regionally and internationally.
Wallace's statements were to the point and scriptural, " Proverbs 22:29 Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men. I am most delighted that finally a reputable organization across the Caribbean Region is interestingly enough honouring the work that God is doing through my ministry Dare 2 Be Different International during this our 5th Anniversary year. This is actually our first gift and an outstanding and reputable gift indeed.
What saddens me though, is the fact that across the region, we are guilty of not recognizing the outstanding work that many persons are doing in their little ways in their HOMELANDS, and many times it takes folks from outside to do that. Then again, if that didn't happen, then the scripture won't be true ; " Matthew 13:57 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house."
"I want to end by saying this. Dare 2 Be Different International is going to change that. After it took a regional organization to publicly commend me for the work I'm doing in my small country after no other body/firm ever did, I want to launch from today - The Give Credit Where Credit Is Due Innitiative which will seek to keep awards and recognitions going out to people firstly in St. Kitts - Nevis, across the region and the world for their work in different areas.
We certainly won't have the resources to do a red carpet event each time, but a plaque, a crystal, a little gift will certainly show those working hard that there is still a ministry that cares. We are coming to the police, the hospital, to the public and private sectors, we are heading to homes with our awards, our cameras and we will be training our youths to write articles on you for the web. This is a practical way of teaching English because I won't have all the time.
I personally believe we should GIVE CREDIT TO FOLKS WHILE THEY ARE ALIVE and well and functioning. Psychology suggests that this can go a long way to boosting self esteem and morale and helping others produce even better.
So, don't be offended if we come to your church and award that person who has been singing well for years and all they get is a hand clap. If you don't allow us to make the presentation, we'll do it OUTSIDE the church or at their homes and make a big ado about it.
Don't be offended if we award that person in your office or business for their great customer service when
you are not valuing them. Employers, nothing is wrong with giving a $50 or $250 food voucher to help a good worker during this trying time. Pastors, nothing is wrong with giving a monetary donation to the members of your worship team and musicans once in a blue moon. AFTER ALL MAN. AFTER ALL. ALL FOR YOU?
Don't be surprised when people leave your organization and join Dare 2 Be Different International because they see who really cares and is looking out for them.