Every now and then we have the opportunity to get to know a Project Left Behind supporter better. This month, we had the pleasure of interviewing Greg Peters (pictured here with his wife Cindy). We hope you enjoy getting to know him as much as we did!
PLB: Thanks Greg for chatting with us. Where do you call home?
GP: Murrieta, California
PLB: How do you spend your time?
GP: Gardening, reading, walking the family pets, cooking, fighting with insurance companies, bible study and making sure my family has a nice place to come home to.
PLB: You are busy! How long have you been involved with Project Left Behind?
GP: A little less than a year.
PLB: We are so happy to have you as a relatively new supporter. You support Project Left Behind because…
GP: I believe in their mission to help the disadvantaged. I also like how visible and transparent their work is.
PLB: Thank you Greg. What is the one thing you would have to take with you on an island to survive?
GP: That’s a tough one. My practical side says a good knife while my heart says a supply of good books.
PLB: We have a feeling you could make a knife out of a book! Tell us about one person who inspires you and why?
GP: Bill Gates. He’s managed to grow a wildly successful company while keeping his priorities straight. The “footprint” from his philanthropy will live on long past his lifetime.
PLB: We agree. The ground work he has laid is inspiring to us. What is your favorite or funniest travel story?
GP: I honestly can’t pick a favorite. I struggle to travel now, so I look back fondly on all my trips with family. Our frequent summer fishing trips to Mammoth, CA are a personal favorite.
PLB: Those memories are precious. If you could choose to have dinner with anyone (living or deceased) who would it be and why?
GP: C.S. Lewis. His work on Christian Apologetics has been a major influence in my life. He also lived a “real” life, which included being an atheist during his formative years, a great friend to many, a patriotic soldier and a world-renowned literary and Christian scholar.
PLB: Quite an interesting man indeed. Share with us something we would never guess about you if we didn’t know you well.
GP: I’m about as introverted as a person can be. Spending my career in sales was both difficult and horizon broadening.
PLB: You are right, we wouldn’t have known that about you! Greg, thank you so much for sharing yourself with us. And we are so happy to share our passion for children with you. You inspire us!