Wednesday, September 29, 2010

BIG Stories of Sacrifice

It's been truly amazing to hear stories about distributors who sacrificed so much to be with us at BIG Convention 2010. Here are just a few:

Sabino and Abigail QuiƱones

International Diamonds Sabino and Abigail QuiƱones from Mexico coordinated everything so that more than 50 distributors could travel to convention by bus. Planning for the excursion took over six months, with Sabino and Abigail organizing the bus rental, hotel reservations, food, and logistics. Most distributors in their group had to save for several months to afford the trip. Many shared hotel rooms and ate at less expensive locations to save money. Sabino and Abigail have said they make this huge sacrifice because attending convention—the speeches they hear, the friendships they make, and the motivation they gain from executives and leaders—helps them recharge their strength and better build their business.

In addition, many Muslim distributors attended convention. They traveled from several different countries around the world—some as far away as Singapore and Malaysia. We learned that convention took place during one of the most important Muslim holidays, Hari Raya Aidilfitri, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadhan. During Hari Raya Aidilfitri, family and friends celebrate together at home and in their places of worship. They prepare special foods, decorate their homes, and give and receive presents. We were touched to find out that so many of our Muslim distributors chose to come to convention and forgo spending this special time with their families.

Thank you to all of you for the sacrifices you made to attend BIG Convention 2010. We're sure you know by now that it was well worth the effort!