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Hi, I'm Juni!

ADVENTURER, SPEAKERTECHNOLOGIST - BEHAVIOR DESIGNER, RADIO HOST, GAMER, SCI-FI GEEK, C.S. LEWIS INSTITUTE FELLOW 

Life is an Adventure & Kindness is a Superpower

Through my ongoing adventures, I've learned that kindness is a superpower, compassion can heal, and the hope that's found through faith in Jesus Christ leads to limitless pathways and endless possibilities.  Check out Travelogue  for some of my most recent discoveries and favorite quotes.  Tech Adventures where you'll find some of my favorite Tech Initiatives including my first mobile app endeavor, AOP!  Also, Around the World  is where I share some of favorite memories from my ongoing global adventures.


Many know of me from my more than 15 years of radio! Most recently Chicago's own 'Karl and June Mornings!'  Radio is amazing  So much wisdom from thousands of interviews with people from all walks of life!  So much inspiration from hundreds of thousands of listeners. What an adventure!   I'm thankful!

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Around the World!


Touring Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic with Moody Radio & Compassion International.

Touring Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic with Moody Radio & Compassion International.

Dominican Republic

Top Left:Me and Mael.  Top Right:  Kiddos at the Compassion Student Center. Bottom Left:  With Wilena and her son Antony. This young woman is a Warrior!  After surviving heart surgery with no anesthesia and the loss of her first child, she is out encouraging others to never give up! Wow!

Top Left:Me and Mael.  Top Right:  Kiddos at the Compassion Student Center. Bottom Left:  With Wilena and her son Antony. This young woman is a Warrior!  After surviving heart surgery with no anesthesia and the loss of her first child, she is out encouraging others to never give up! Wow!

Johnny Cakes!

The Dominican Republic is a place filled with miracles!  There I met so many inspiring people. People who wake up every day with one question on their hearts:  "Who can I be a blessing to today in Jesus Name?"    My favorite quote was from a man named Mael. He lives in a steel shack sells a homemade treat called 'Johnny Cakes.'  He told me, "No man is so poor that he cannot give, and no man is so rich that he does not have need.  If I have two plantains, one is for my neighbor."  Now that will preach! 

Click here if you'd like to to find out how you can speak hope into the life of a child in poverty in the Dominican Republic through Compassion International. 


 
Visiting friends at WindFM in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia!

Visiting friends at WindFM in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia!

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A New Hope

One of the most inspiring stories I've ever heard was from a new friend, Battsetseg in Mongolia.  After hearing a radio program about the love of Jesus, she and her husband decided to create a library for orphans.  She sold his paintings on the streets for money and inspired her community so much that even the homeless residents were helping out.  Now the library has grown exponentially. They have a building and uniforms and hope is overflowing every day!   Battsetseg says "My dream has come true!"

To find out more about the Battsetseg and the Orphans Library, contact Far East Broadcasting and ask about The 'Hot Tea' Women's Program on WindFm in Mongolia.

 
Although the signs that the children made are thanking me, God's work through the team at WindFm, Moody Radio listeners, friends and prayer partners at WMBI are the reason the orphans have A New hope! (Yes, I snuck a Star Wars reference in there! )

Although the signs that the children made are thanking me, God's work through the team at WindFm, Moody Radio listeners, friends and prayer partners at WMBI are the reason the orphans have A New hope! (Yes, I snuck a Star Wars reference in there! )


Ghana

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A man imprisoned for years to pay the debts of his employer, singing praises to God for goodness and grace.  Barefoot messengers on bicycles traveling from community to community to share hope that never runs out.  Villagers who gather in Churches with no walls and worms falling from thatched roofs to listen to the Bible in their own language, thankful for the love and peace of God. 

Trying out one of the new water pumps! One of many freshwater projects made possible through partnerships with Theovision International. This pump is shared by several neighboring villages. 

Trying out one of the new water pumps! One of many freshwater projects made possible through partnerships with Theovision International. This pump is shared by several neighboring villages. 

Beautiful people with unrelenting faith.  Reminders all around that when God gives a vision, nothing can stop it from coming to pass.  

"I know Lord, that You alone are God, You can do all things and no purpose of Yours can be thwarted or withheld." - Job 42:2 - The Bible

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Every day, Theo Asare - Founder of Theovision International and his team works to share the transforming message of the Gospel in West Africa.  They also offer ongoing training in sound engineering, radio, television, training, AV production, and health care services, including the newly opened Tree of Life Clinic in Accra.

With great power comes great responsibility." - Uncle Ben ( Spiderman) 

As a Technologist specializing in Behavior Design, it's my joy to help Tech Teams build and implement sound strategies for ongoing success.   As tech designers we have great influence on a global scale.  This is why we must make sure that the products & services we create are a force for good in the world.  As one of my mentors, Dr. BJ Fogg, creator of Behavior Design and Captology says, I believe 'We can leverage pursuasive technology to create more harmony among disparate cultures and countries.' Here are a few of my favorite tech initiatives, including my 1st App project - Aop!  

Aop - the Opinion Platform of the Future!

Your voice matters. What you think and how you feel are vital parts of the human story. Aop is the place to express who you are, what you think, and see how your views connect with others. Every vote is anonymous. 

Your voice matters. What you think and how you feel are vital parts of the human story. Aop is the place to express who you are, what you think, and see how your views connect with others. Every vote is anonymous. 

Download today in the App Store or Google Play!  www.Aopapp.com

Aop is a brand new way to bring people together. Across the United States, we are becoming increasingly divided into our own groups.  Aop is a fun place to bridge the gaps between groups of people who otherwise don’t connect. 

Our hope is that as we begin to better understand each other, we’ll be able to better connect with one another. What do you believe?  Where do you fit?  Who agrees with you? Do you stand with the bold majority? Or the fearless minority?  The opinions we're sharing and the answers we're gathering each day are bringing us to a new understanding of ourselves and others across the USA.  Join the conversation by downloading today! 

 


A Wise Rat

Are you the kind of person who avoids confrontation? At Aop, these are the kinds of conversations we love having with you. It’s good to spend a few seconds keeping it real even when things get uncomfortable.  That’s one of the reasons why we built Aop.  We've created a place where people are coming together, one vote at a time to see how our opinions connect to build our lives, our experiences and our culture.  

As we’ve examined thousands of opinions shared by family, friends, and fellow citizens of the USA, we're able to see clearly how even our contrasting points of view are beautiful.  The data is proof that the often reported divisions are not as wide as we believed and this tension could make us stronger than we ever imagined, if we’re all willing to do our part.


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*https://www.yahoo.com/movies/the-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-confront-the-190540370.html

A wise rat named Splinter once said to his oldest Ninja Turtle son, Leonardo, that when it comes to unity and strength for the team, “You shouldn’t want them all to think the same, it’s their different points of view that make the team strong.  A good leader understands this. A good brother accepts it.”*

So would you say that you’re the kind of person who avoids confrontation or can you appreciate the beauty that's born of diversity?  Do you realize the importance of every opinion you hold and preference you have?

Without your opinion, we have an incomplete picture of humanity and your value to our story is immeasurable. So don’t hold back, join the conversation today with Aop and Vote Happy!


We Are Chicago

Chicago violence is continually in the headlines.  The stories that aren't often told are of the heroes who work 24/7 to reach young people who are directly affected by this heartbreaking, dream shattering violence.  We Are Chicago was created by a team of heroes to offer a first-person view of what it's like for these families through this one of a kind 'first person narrative-driven adventure game using real stories.  You'll explore your relationships to find out the truth and uncover what really matters.'

'We Are Chicago is a strikingly authentic game for PC/Mac/Linux that strives to portray the harsh realities associated with growing up on the south and west side of Chicago.  Beyond the game itself, we are using the game’s voice and a portion of the proceeds from the game to help raise awareness and support two non-profit groups, All Stars Project of Chicago and Reclaim Our Kids. who have a mission to help curb violence and provide positive and creative opportunities to kids living on Chicago’s south and west side.'

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 Above all,  the hope is that We Are Chicago 'will create a deeper understanding, motivate and inspire change, and cultivate a larger conversation surrounding the issues of violence and income disparity.'

Get your copy today and please tell a friend!