Thursday, December 11, 2008

How Do You See Africa?

I saw this video on another blog and it really touched me. It makes me sad when humanitarian aid organizations paint a picture of sad, pathetic Africans living in poverty with no hope. Lots of Africans live in poverty. Lots of Africans can use our compassion and help. But I haven't met anybody in Africa who is without hope, without happiness. In fact, Ghanaians come across to me as some of the happiest people on earth.

4 comments:

Ericka 7:05 PM  

Anita,
My mom's church in Kansas is supporting the building of an orphanage in Ghana (I can send you the info, it's literally right on the ocean, not far from Volga.)
And this is EXACTLY what all who went (from Kansas) says - that Ghanians are the most warm, welcoming people.
The church across the street went on a two-week mission trip over the summer and gushed as well......
I'm really hoping that these messages are being heard loud and clear.

A. Gillispie 8:28 PM  

Ericka, I really would love to know more about the orphanage that your mom's church is building! How neat! Where at in KS? My mom lives in Wichita.
Anita

Ericka 6:54 AM  

Anita, here's the link, my mom lives in El Dorado, we should hook them up :)
My mom is single and really fun and I would love for her to meet another Christian friend!!!!!!!
Here's the info:
http://www.fathershouseghana.com/
The church in El Dorado:
http://www.disciplenations.net/

sammy_bunny 7:50 AM  

This reminds me of a episode of Speaking of Faith about the ethics of aid and the idea that only showing the tragic pictures of Africa hurts the continent more than it helps. You can find it if you are interested at www.speakingoffaith.org