Journey to Ghana
On August 17th the journey to Ghana began. Lady Jacqueline, Advisory Board Member, James Castillo, and the 2006 Torch Award Honoree, Dr. LaDoris McClaney, traveled with Bishop Charles E. Blake and a 35 member delegation of “Save Africa’s Children,” to provide missionary service and visit the hospitals, orphanages and schools that the organization has supported. Imagine children raising children. Imagine an annual income of $300. Imagine a city with open sewage floating down the streets. Imagine students learning math in a room with no walls. Imagine children in the villages crying for crayons, pencils and books. These were some of the images we saw as we traveled throughout Accra, the capital of Ghana, and the surrounding villages. Some have described it as the poor taking care of the destitute, but each day is a new day and the people rise with an uncanny spirit of optimism. We will always remember the faces. We will always remember the songs of hope, “Educate Me, Liberate Me.” And yes, we left our hearts in Africa, but we will return.