Before Pat Farmer was a multi-marathon endurance runner/motivational speaker, he was a member of the Liberal Party in the House of Representatives, representing the town of Macarthur, south-west Sydney. Pat worked in politics from 2001 to 2010 (Celebrity Speakers, 2017, para.7). He has been married twice, first to Lisa Farmer, who unfortunately died of Mitral Valve Colapse in 1998, then to Tania Farmer, whom he married in 2014. He also has two children, Brooke and Dillon.
Pat Farmer is like a prophet because he strives to help and support the needy. The motivation behind his most noted run, Pole to Pole, were he ran from the North Pole to the South Pole, was to improve sanitation and water supplies by providing the Red Cross with money to do so. He raised about $100,000. Another one of his runs, the Spirit of India, was to raise money (and awareness) for disadvantaged girls in India. He ran 4416.7 km in 64 days and raised $30,000 (Pat Farmer, 2017, para.4).
A patriotic Australian, Pat Farmer is a high-profile leader, with a large media following and the ability to unite and inspire action for a vision or solution. He has transitioned an internationally renowned athletic career into a highly respected career as an inspirational and motivational speaker known for his captivating and entertaining addresses (Celebrity Speakers, 2017, para.9)
amos-The prophet of the needy
Before Amos was chosen to be the voice of God he was a shepherd taking care of sycamore-fig trees in Tokea. He did not expect to be chosen to become a prophet since he did not come from a family of prophets, but he was chosen anyway (Amos 7:14-15). He was one of the twelve minor prophets, preaching to the people of Israel around 750 B.C, or two years before the earthquake (Amos 1:1)