"I'm what the world considers to be a phenomenally successful man. And I've failed much more than I've succeeded. And each time I fail, I get my people together, and I say, "Where are we going?" And it starts to get better." - Calvin Trager
Don't have a lot of time to post because the internet is slow and unreliable this evening, but just wanted to let everyone know we got back safely from our travels to the Western Region. Long trip today, though ... we hit the road at 6 a.m. and didn't get back to Mallam until 5:30 p.m. Ghana might be the size of Oregon, but it sure isn't as easy to get around!
I'll write more about the trip later. Simply amazing what people are doing in these communities ... mostly volunteer ... to try to make their communities better. Even more amazing are the two people (besides Victor) who went with us ... Josephine (whom everyone calls "Auntie Jo"), who is in charge of the reproductive health programs, and Godslove, who works with the Theatre for a Change groups and peer educators. Watching them at work was inspiring. CENCOSAD is all about capacity building, and they do it wherever they go ... pushing people to grow, expanding people's minds, they train and teach problem-solving 24/7.
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"Christ's example is being
demeaned by the church if they ignore the new leprosy,
which is AIDS. The church is the sleeping giant here.
If it wakes up to what's really going on in the rest
of the world, it has a real role to play. If it doesn't,
it will be irrelevant."