Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Conor Grennan, Interview #121

Your Name: Conor Grennan

Where you live: New Canaan, CT

What you do as a vocation or avocation? Writer; President of Next Generation Nepal (nonprofit organization dedicated to reuniting trafficked children with their families in Nepal)

Your two favorite books:
Lit by Mary Karr
The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe

Your two favorite songs:
Amsterdam by Coldplay
Just by Radiohead

Why you are interested in spirituality?
Even before I knew what I believed, I felt deep inside that there was something greater than myself, mostly because when I thought about that Something, I felt a kind of peace. I loved being in Nepal, living among Buddhists, taking care of Hindu children. But when I read the Gospels of the Bible, I knew that for me, Christ was everything – it struck me like a lightning bolt.

Your favorite quote:
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. Mark Twain

Your favorite web sites: - Don Miller’s Blog (author of Blue Like Jazz and A Million Miles in a Thousand Years) – The Onion

Your hero?
Farid Ait-Mansour, co-Founder, Next Generation Nepal, for what he’s done for trafficked children in Nepal.

A spiritual lesson you hope to learn?
How to put faith above all else, in good times and bad, so that fear melts away in the knowledge and understanding that we are in the hands of a loving God.

A place in the world where you feel spiritually "connected?"
I feel connected whenever I am in fellowship with other members at my church, Grace Community Church in New Canaan, CT – it can be anywhere in the world.

Editor's Note: For more about Conor's work, see: and

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