The wealth of Africa explained?

The wealth of Africa explained?

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In this May edition we would like to introduce you to a lady we have huge respect for, Mallence Bart Williams a German born Sierra Leonean Economics graduate.  As a fellow Sierra Leonean born in the UK and economics graduate I totally identify with her view,  achievements and ethos.  Prayer warriors this is what she has to say and it seems to me to be a cry from the heart of Africa to the rest  of the world for fairness, honesty and compassion in a genuine way.

The wealth of Africa explained?

Good afternoon. I am Mallence. And I come from the richest country in the world. It is located in the richest continent in the world, in the West of the richest continent. My country is called Sierra Leone.

On the surface we are blessed with infinite beauty and abundance of flora and fauna, producing the most exquisite harvests of coffee, cocoa, fruits, vegetables and a rich culture. You name it, we’ve got it.

We also have diverse wildlife and vast marine resources, and waterfalls, and rivers that run into the most beautiful beaches. The land is golden. Literally. A true paradise.

Which of course is inhabited by the most beautiful souls.

We have a very strong cultural heritage.

In fact, Sierra Leone had the first sub-Saharan university. Prior to that there was one in the kingdom of Timbuktu, which was the first university in the world, succeeding the great Gnostic schools of Egypt and Osiris.

On a deeper level, we are blessed with the real treasures the kings and queens of this world desire

This was the largest alluvial diamond ever found. It weighs almost a thousand carats, 969 to be precise.

This beauty was found by an old lady in her back yard about 2 years ago. 125 carats.

Some people mine gold in their back yards. That’s quite common.

Besides gold and diamonds, we have about 20 precious minerals that have been discovered as of today. We recently started extracting huge petroleum reserves that have been discovered. We have platinum, ilmenite to make titanium, rutile to coat jets, iron ore, the largest iron ore deposits in Africa, the third largest in the world. Tantalite, also known as coltan, used in your mobile phones and computers. Bauxite for aluminum production, zinc, chrome ore, copper, coal, phosphates, potassium, salt, lead, granite, asbestos, nickel, zircon. Furthermore, we have exquisite timber, like mahogany and teak. And we have the most beautiful stamps in the world.

Of course the West needs Africa’s resources, most desperately. To power airplanes, cell phones, computers and engines. And the gold and diamonds of course: a status symbol, to determine their powers by decor, and to give value to their currencies.

One thing that keeps me puzzled, despite having studied finance and economics at the world’s best universities. The following question remains unanswered: Why is it that 5,000 units of our currency is worth one unit of your currency, when we are the ones with the actual gold reserves?

It’s quite evident that the aid is in fact not coming from the West to Africa, but from Africa to the Western world. The Western world depends on Africa in every possible way, since alternative resources are scarce out here.

So how does the West ensure that the free aid keeps coming? By systematically destabilizing the wealthiest African nations and their systems, and all that backed by huge PR campaigns, leaving the entire world under the impression that Africa is poor and dying, and merely surviving on the mercy of the West. Well done Oxfam, Unicef, Red Cross, Life Aid, and all the other organizations that continuously run multi-million dollar advertisement campaigns depicting charity porn, to sustain that image of Africa, globally. Ad campaigns paid for by innocent people under the impression to help, with their donations

While one hand gives under the flashing lights of cameras, the other takes, in the shadows.

Last year the IMF reports that six out of ten of the worlds fastest growing economies are in Africa, measured by their GDP growth. The French treasury, for example, is receiving about 500 billion dollars, year in, year out, foreign exchange reserves from African countries based on colonial debt they forced them to pay. Former French president Jaques Chirac stated in an interview recently that we have to be honest and acknowledge that a big part of the money in our banks comes precisely from the exploitation of the African continent. In 2008, he stated that without Africa, France will slide down in the rank of a third world power.

This is what happens in the human world. In the world we have created. Have you ever wondered how things work in nature? One would assume that in evolution the fittest survives. However in nature, any species that is overhunting, overexploiting the resources they depend on as nourishment, natural selection would sooner or later take the predator out. Because it offsets the balance.

Now that I shared my perspective with you, I would like to share my initiatives with you.

As a Sierra Leonean, I am a diamond expert. I find them in the rough.

What nature created from the darkest substance, under the influence of heat and pressure, transforms into the strongest, most brilliant rocks.

These rocks have the consistency to sustain an entire nation.

Mallence goes on to explain about the charity she set up to help street people from one of the poorest and most dangerous parts of Freetown, Sierra Leone  turning them into international artists, engineers , lawyers etc.  Her rocks are human intelligence and initiative.

Thanks Mallence for this encouraging talk.

Africa Hopes In Christ seeks to emulate you and give Africans  the opportunity to excel.

Our present Projects 

 1At present we have a Sierra Leonean  author for  whom AHIC  funds the publishing of his book  (This is a loan)

“The Sherbros of West Africa”, a book publishing project, about an industrious African tribe/people who are disappearing as they assimilate into neighbouring societies, written by an African author. This is part of our “Enlightenment” projects because it enlightens the reader (African or not) to the industrious nature of these amazing and adaptable people, and can inspire the next generation of great Africans.

2.We have a second live project for  a physically ill Malawian lady living in Manchester UK, AHIC has already pressurised an unwilling housing association to renovate the  badly damaged structure of the lady’s premises, called in the pest control department to fumigate the premises and arranged with a local  linked good neighbours befriending agency to visit her regularly . We have provided funds to insulate her home by carpeting her living room.   And we intend to fundraise to carpet the rest of her home.  (This is a grant).

3.  A third project in conjunction with another Christian charity, providing clean water to 10 villages in Sierra Leone, to be proceeded with a kitchen gardening venture for villagers and a health or first aider  within each village. Business loans for good ideas. This project is at final application stage requesting funding from DFID   (Department for International Development). It was whittled down from 3000 applicant charities to 120 which we are proud to say we are one of. The next stage is to further cut down to 40 worthy causes who will then be given the finances DFID has assigned to them, so much prayer is needed as all 120 charities are very good candidates. 

4. A fourth possible project may be in association with a local company in Senegal  and the international firm Orange an osusu saving type venture(local African type of banking) using Orange technology.  But this is at a very early stage of just expressing an interest, contracts and procedure, terms and conditions  will need to be drawn for this venture.  And it is hoped that we will assist with the company’s  Sierra Leone venture to start with.  This project will self finance itself with initial cost coming from the parent local company in Senegal. Our involvement will be to provide a large number of willing groups starting with the council of churches within Sierra Leone.

5. We also assist on a monthly basis  a local Sierra Leonean charity that helps orphans from the EBOLA crisis that hit Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea in 2014, as well as giving shelter and foster care to abandoned disabled children. (This is a grant)

6. We are currently fundraising for a Christian Nigerian lady to achieve her dream of managing a school in Lagos dedicated to giving understanding and practical teaching to youngster as opposed to repetitive memorising learning that is prevalent in Africa but gives children no explanation or understanding of the concepts they are learning about.  We need £2000 and we expect  that 100 people giving £20 each should kick start this venture. Please give to Africa Hopes In Christ , Royal Bank of Scotland, Uxbridge branch, UK  Account Number  10189448 Sort Code 16-33-24  (This is a loan)

 So what can you do to assist us help Africans help themselves?

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We provide products such as

  • Mortgages (residential and buy to let)
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  • Pension Planning,
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As an independent consultant I  get commission on all but debt solutions and the Financial Game Plan and 50% of my commissions go to AHIC. We also build teams so if you know anyone willing to work hard for good returns or in need of any one of our products  please let me know.  We offer the debt solutions and financial game plan free because we know that when building a house the foundations must be strong, so too when becoming financially independent and prosperous, the other products will automatically follow when one is ready to soar into excellence. Contact me on 07506229064

AHIC owns an online shop selling books on African culture, Christianity, Marriage and Family matters and Inspirational and Motivational books please visit and recommend us to any avid reader within your friends and family circle   http://www.ahic.org.uk/shop/

 Straight forward one off or monthly standing orders are also welcome   visit us at  http://www.ahic.org.uk/support-ahic/   to donate via paypal.

We need £2000 for  our school venture in Nigeria and we expect  that 100 people giving £20 each should kick start this venture. Please give to Africa Hopes In Christ , Royal Bank of Scotland, Uxbridge branch, UK  Account Number  10189448 Sort Code 16-33-24 

 Thank you once again for your support and valuable assistance and I hope you will agree to  help me and my team help Africans help themselves

 2017 Prayer Point

  • Please pray for a change for the better in the hearts and minds of the powerful within this world of ours regarding Africa and her problems
  • Please pray for more people of African origin to raise up and help their motherland rebuilding the disconnect of colonialism and slavery days
  • Please pray for African  leaders and the church in Africa to turn to our Commander in Chief the Lord Jesus and trust and obey in spirit and truth for he is a rewarder of hard, honest  work

Africa Hopes In Christ news and prayer requests

  • Please like our page on Facebook (search Africa Hopes In Christ) or  follow us on Twitter (search @AfricaHopes )
  • Need a group of committed Christians to commit to covering AHIC in prayer. Please contact us on yma@ahic.org.uk if interested in becoming a prayer partner and receiving this newsletter   http://www.ahic.org.uk/update-me/
  • Please support AHIC efforts to bring prosperity to the continent of Africa starting with
  • 1) Funds for our continued help to  an ill Malawian lady get decent accommodation in Manchester UK by providing a carpet for the rest of her home.
  • 2) Publishing a book about a dying tribe called The Sherbros
  • 3) Praying for a  positive outcome to the application for funds for proposed supplying of clean water, agricultural projects, education, employment and good health clinics for 10 villages in Sierra Leone. Application for funding  has  successfully passed the 1st stage. Prayers  for the 2nd and final stage needed as we are now competing against very good 120 worthy charities and there would only be 40 successful applicants.
  • PLEASE HELP US HELP Africans help themselves BY 1) A one off donation 2) A regular standing order  http://www.ahic.org.uk/support-ahic 3) Buying a book or tshirt   http://www.ahic.org.uk/shop/
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GOD BLESS and THANK YOU Prayer For Africa Friends.

If you believe

And I believe

And we together pray

The Holy Spirit will come down

And Africa will be saved

Happy Valentine’s Day From Mozambique

Happy Valentine’s Day From Mozambique

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Welcome Prayer Warrior to our February  2017 edition,

Happy Valentine’s day from Mozambique

Happy Valentine’s day to all dating couples, engaged and married.  AHIC is particularly concerned about the state of the family unit. And we believe that the smallest unit of a civilized community is the family. Strengthening family ties, supporting Christian marriages and the upbringing of the next generation in a Godly and Christ-like manner is a necessity for all peoples including Africans.  In this edition we explore a beautiful part of Africa called the Bazaruto Archipelago  in Mozambique situated on the south east corner of Africa ideal for a honeymooning, wedding venue  or Valentine date  weekend trips..

AHIC Bazarato Benguerra-Lodge1The Bazaruto Archipelago is a group of six islands in Mozambique, near the mainland city of Vilankulo. It comprises the islands of Bazaruto, Benguerra, Magaruque, Banque, Santa Carolina (also known as Paradise Island) and Shell. Nyati Island locates in further south.

Geography –  The group belongs to the Vilanculos  and Inhassoro  districts of Inhambane Province. The islands were formed from sand deposited by the Save River, which has since shifted its course.   Santa Carolina is a true rock island with deep channels and is just 3 km by 0.5 km in size. It has three beautiful beaches with coral reefs close to the shore. The island, also known as Paradise Island for obvious reasons is regarded as the ‘gem’ of the islands forming the Bazaruto Archipelago which is a proclaimed marine national park that boasts sensational beaches and magnificent scenery.  Tourist attractions include sandy beaches, coral reefs, and opportunities for surfing and fishing.


Ecology

AHIC Bazaruto Dugong imagesA Dugong in Bazaruto  –  The archipelago became a National Park in 1971. There is a wide abundance of reef fish, surgeon, Moorish idols, parrots, angel and butterfly fish to name but a few. Sea turtles, game fish and devil rays are regularly seen. Various endangered marine megafaunas, such as whale shark, manta, leatherback turtles, cetaceans including humpback whales, and the dugong. Bazaruto’s dugong population counts about 120 individuals, making it the largest of remnant populations in Mozambique.  Cetacean biodiversity had been much richer than today before being reduced by human activities including illegal mass hunts by Soviet Union and Japan in 1960s to 1970s, resulting disappearances or rarities of many species such as the  southern right whales. All live free in this conservation paradise, proclaimed a national park and recognised as a Gift to the Earth by the WWF.  –   References    Ministry of State Administration. 2005. Retrieved 20 October 2016.

People

AHIC Bazaruto market 3784227597dbf62155a9fbba403531d3The archipelago has about 3,500 resident in seven communities. They are mostly very poor and rely on harvesting natural resources to survive. 70% of households rely on small scale fishing to survive, while others harvest sand oysters and other marine resources, grow crops and raise livestock. Resources may not be sufficient to maintain the population, leading to decreased catches of fish, reduced harvests and increasing poverty and food insecurity.  Most of them belong to the ethnic group of Tsonga and speak  a distinct dialect of the local language Xitsonga. … Women predominantly do small scale agriculture.

 

 

A Hotels in Bazaruto, Mozambique

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Pestana Bazaruto Lodge  –  Very Good certificate of Excellence 

Activities at Bazaruto

AHIC Bazarato vilanculos-activity-centreA typical review      “Island life at it’s best”     Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the staff to be exceptionally friendly, polite and accommodating.
We went out of season, so there were few of us at the resort which made the experience very personal.
We had prawns on the menu most days but not a lot of fish options.   There are many options for paid activities and excursions which were quite pricey but add great value to the holiday. We did the paradise island excursion and deep sea fishing which are both highly recommended.    We left feeling totally relaxed and pampered  Stayed January 2017, travelled as a couple.

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UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE GILBERTO RICARDO Research paper on  Bazaruto

“Local native communities do not have significant participation. There is lack of participation in decision-making in tourism development. Only 18% of the native community islanders are employed in the tourism industry. Non-participation and lack of integration of native islanders in the tourism business deny them the chance of enjoying economic benefits accruing from the sector. Non-integration and lack of participation is attributed to illiteracy and deficiency in technical skills of the native islanders. However, the major reasons for exclusion are the private nature of tourism investment and the spatial pattern of social development into ghettos, coupled with unwillingness to transfer knowhow from tourism investors to the native islanders.

The researcher observed that the preservation and promotion of local culture in the development of tourism is only partially explored by tourism developers. There is little enhancement of cultural attractions, monuments, or architectural building style such as employing traditional styles in the resort complexes by building thatch-roofed chalets presenting interiors adorned with locally made handcraft. The study concludes that although there has been a failure to preserve the physical environment of the island, a production of waste, and over-utilisation of forestry resources, tourism development has had a positive environmental impact on the preservation of some indigenous plant species within the area”.

Prayer Points

February 2017   Prayer points requests

  • Please pray for democracy to prevail in Gambia
  • For Africa’s tourist industry to benefit the indigenous people much more in the future.
  • Please continue to pray against the devil’s plans for Africa in the form of Al Qaeda, Al Shabab &  Boko Haram
  • Prayer for US administration to govern with intelligence and Jesus’s command to love  God  with all their heart, mind and soul and their neighbours as themselves siting the good Samaritan as an example of neighbour, a people despised by the then Jewish rulers

Africa Hopes In Christ news and prayer requests

  • Please like our page on Facebook (search Africa Hopes In Christ) or  follow us on Twitter (search @AfricaHopes )
  • Need a group of committed Christians to commit to covering AHIC in prayer. Please contact us on yma@ahic.org.uk if interested in becoming a prayer partner and receiving this newsletter   http://www.ahic.org.uk/update-me/
  • Please support AHIC efforts to bring prosperity to the continent of Africa starting with
  • 1) Funds for our continued help to  an ill Malawian lady get decent accommodation in Manchester UK by providing a carpet for the rest of her home.
  • 2) Publishing with the assistance of Winston Forde Books a book about a dying tribe called The Sherbros
  • 3) A positive outcome to the application for funds for proposed supplying of clean water, agricultural projects, education, employment and good health clinics for 10 villages in Sierra Leone.
  • PLEASE HELP BY 1) A one off donation 2) A regular standing order  http://www.ahic.org.uk/support-ahic 3) Buying a book or tshirt http://www.ahic.org.uk/shop/  /

 

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GOD BLESS and THANK YOU Prayer For Africa Friends.

 

 

If you believe

And I believe

And we together pray

The Holy Spirit will come down

And Africa will be saved

 

Have a Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2017 by spreading the LOVE

Have a Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2017 by spreading the LOVE

Welcome Prayer Warriors

Welcome Prayer Warrior to our Christmas edition, And wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a prosperous and fruitful 2017. And as the Irish say this new year May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face ,. The rain fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His Hand.  Merry Christmas  In this edition we invite you to view our lastest titles and as Africa Hopes In Christ is all about Africans and Christianity we have choosen two books that display this ethos of ours . AKE by Wole Soyinka and The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman. Books to inform, excite and thrill to give to your loved ones as Christmas presents and also assist in aleviating poverty in Africa.

 

Latest Titles
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Ake: The Years of Childhood by Wole Soyinka

£10.49

A dazzling memoir of an African childhood from Nobel Prize-winning Nigerian novelist, playwright, and poet Wole Soyinka.
“Ake: The Years of Childhood” gives us the story of Soyinka’s boyhood before and during World War II in a Yoruba village in western Nigeria called Ake. A relentlessly curious child who loved books and getting into trouble, Soyinka grew up on a parsonage compound, raised by Christian parents and by a grandfather who introduced him to Yoruba spiritual traditions. His vivid evocation of the colorful sights, sounds, and aromas of the world that shaped him is both lyrically beautiful and laced with humor and the sheer delight of a child’s-eye view.A classic of African autobiography, “Ake” is also a transcendantly timeless portrait of the mysteries of childhood.”

Akinwande Oluwole “Wole” Babatunde Soyinka is a Nigerian playwright and poet. He was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature, the first African to be honored in that category.

Soyinka was born into a Yoruba family in Abeokuta.  Wikipedia
Born: July 13, 1934 (age 82), Abeokuta Nigeria
Spouse: Folake Doherty- Soyinka (m: 1989)
Books: Ake: The Years of Childhood
The Man Died: Prison notes
Children: Olaokun, Moremi, Peyibomi, Makin and Iyetade

10 memorable quotes by Wole Soyinka as he turns 82 – This is Africa  Facebook page  on 13th July 2016

1) One’s own self-worth is tied to the worth of the community to which one belongs, which is intimately connected to humanity in general. What happens in Darfur becomes an assault on my own community, and on me as an individual. That’s what the human family is all about.

2) The greatest threat to freedom is the absence of criticism.

3) Books and all forms of writing are terror to those who wish to suppress the truth

4) Given the scale of trauma caused by the genocide, Rwanda has indicated that however thin the hope of a community can be, a hero always emerges. Although no one can dare claim that it is now a perfect state, and that no more work is needed, Rwanda has risen from the ashes as a model or truth and reconciliation.

5) I am convinced that Nigeria would have been a more highly developed country without the oil. I wished we’d never smelled the fumes of petroleum.

6) A tiger does not shout its tigritude, it acts.

7 I think that feeling that if one believed absolutely in any cause, then one must have the confidence, the self-certainty, to go through with that particular course of action.

8) The man dies in all who keep silent in the face of tyranny.

9) Human life has meaning only to that degree and as long as it is lived in the service of humanity.

10) The hand that dips into the bottom of the pot will eat the biggest snail.

It is often said, look at a boy aged 7 and behold the man. Wole Soyinka, Africa’s 1st and only Nobel Prize winner for Literature relates the story of his first 12 years of life in an African town. An interesting read and Christmas gift for budding Nobel winners within your family and friendship circle.  http://www.ahic.org.uk/shop/ 

 

 

the-5-languages-aahic-gary-chapman-037394908f2774a0091c65bf5e436358_400x4005 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

£9.99

Falling in love is easy. Staying in love that’s the challenge!

How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands,

conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life?

In the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages,

you ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships

worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner starting today.

The 5 Love Languages is as practical as it is insightful. Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today, this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant, actionable wisdom in ways that work.

Includes the Couple’s Personal Profile assessment so you can discover your love language and that of your loved one.

The five love languages are 1. Touch, 2. Service, 3. Quality Time, 4. Gifts, 5. Words of Affirmation , Read and find out how you can discover and speak to your spouse, your children, your relatives, your friends, your co- workers or business associates. And spread the good news of how we can best love our neighbours, a perfect Christmas present for your loved ones. They all have a language that touches the very core of their being when spoken to them. Spread the love and also touch the poor by supporting our bookshop   http://www.ahic.org.uk/shop/

 

 

New Project

As well as our ongoing two projects previously explained in past newslettersahic-450px-sierra_leone_ethnic_1969

we have now started a new project to supply water to 10 villages on the west

coast of Sierra Leone, (the Sherbro area) a project which we believe will expand

into providing careers, businesses and jobs for the local villagers, lifting them

out of the circle of subsistence  farming into profitable, viable income

generating  co-operatives. However we are at  the very early fact finding

stages, so a lot of  prayer and financial help is required to make  this project

a reality

 

Prayer Points

December   Prayer points requests

  • AHIC is not a supporter of Donald Trump and we are deeply distressed that he has won the presidency of the world’s leading country USA, nevertheless as Christians we are called to pray for our leaders, so with muich trepidation we ask for prayer for Donald Trump and wisdom and compassion  during his tenure as leader for not only the USA but the world
  • We ask for prayer for Gambia as they successfully change leaders through a democractic election. We ask for honesty, wisdom, know how and integrity alongside compassion and Godliness for the new President Adama Barrow
  • We ask for prayer for the new Ghanaian leader after a hard fought election this December 2016. Welcome President Nana Akufo-Addo, may your tenure bring commercial prosperity, employment opportunity, health and education systems that bring prosperity  for all Ghanaians and may you continue President Mahama’s good works.

 

 

Africa Hopes In Christ news and prayer requests

 

  • Please like our page on Facebook (search Africa Hopes In Christ) or  follow us on Twitter (search @AfricaHopes )
  • Need a group of committed Christians to commit to covering AHIC in prayer. Please contact us on yma@ahic.org.uk if interested in becoming a prayer partner and receiving this newsletter
  • We have one new  live project in additions to the previous ones

1) Providing clean water to 10 villages on the west coast of Sierra Leone, Project is at a very early stage, with  a lot of prayer and funding needed. We are working in collaboration with another Christian charity Operation Wellfound.

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GOD BLESS and THANK YOU Prayer For Africa Friends.

 

If you believe

And I believe

And we together pray

The Holy Spirit will come down

And Africa will be saved

 

Why buy from Africa Hopes In Christ’s Bookshop?

Why buy from Africa Hopes In Christ’s Bookshop?

Welcome Prayer Partners,

To our November 2016  Newsletter

In this edition we are launching our new online  bookshop, inviting you all, to browse and not only enrich yourselves and your loved ones but support a good cause at the same time. 

AHIC is dedicated to not only alleviating but totally eradicating   poverty from the face of Africa forever. For Africa to be the poorest continent in the world with the richest store of raw materials needed by the world is a travesty of justice.   We believe that Africans are capable of greatness, and we see our role as helping them help themselves be, do and accomplish greatness.   So, at AHIC, we help Africans help themselves, and we do this in 4 ways – http://www.ahic.org.uk/about-us  with Christian values permeating everything we do.

  1. Interest free business loans, coupled with mentorship
  2. Infra Structure funding
  3. Health systems funding
  4. Marriage & Family support

And our Bookshop reflects these core goals

Please help us help Africans uplift themselves out of poverty into prosperity and enrich yourself, your children and friends at the same time by buying a book from us. www.ahic.org.uk/shop

You are invited to receive periodic news and updates about what we are up to,  please request to be updated  http://www.ahic.org.uk/update-me

Support our projects with either a donation or a regular standing order http://www.ahic.org.uk/support-ahic/

Buy a book on our online bookstore, we have a selection of Christian, inspirational, Black culture and Marriage & Family books     http://www.ahic.org.uk/shop/ all proceeds go to support our projects.

Together We Can

Christian Books

Mere Christianity by CS Lewis

mere-christianity-aA  book for the seeking, intelligent individual looking for meaning and wanting to know if Christianity has the answers by an UK Oxford and Cambridge university professor. Please buy this ideal book as a Christmas present, for your unbelieving agnostic friends and acquaintances who genuinely want to understand your faith and why you believe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

the-purpose-driven-life-aA criminal bust into a Christian lady’s home ready to rape her and steal her possessions. She said a short quiet prayer and then went about discussing the 5 PURPOSES of Life, a book she had just finished reading written by Rick Warren. A lot of pertinent questions were asked and after what seem an eternity the criminal bowed his head and gave his life to Christ asking for forgiveness. And together they waited for the police to come.     Rick Warren, President Barak Obama’s chosen priest for his inauguration explains the biggest question most people have, WHY are we here on this planet earth? He gives us 5 good reasons sourced from God’s own love letter to the human race-The Bible

So if you or someone you know is searching for answers to why we exist, please buy them a present this Christmas, that would not only save their lives but also help AFRICANS HELP THEMSELVES  www.ahic.org.uk the  bookshop  proceeds go to Africa Hopes In Christ’s projects  www.ahic.org.uk/support-ahic  empowering entrepreneurship in Africa with Christian values embedded in all we do

 

What’s so amazing about Grace    by Philip Yancey

whats-so-amazing-about-grace-aThere is nothing we can do to make God love us more and nothing to make God love us less. The Christian faith, is God’s love for his undeserving creation, to the extent of sending His Son to be crucified in order to save us. Philip Yancey a Christian journalist gives us a probing look at GRACE , what it looks like or it doesn’t look like and why only Christians can reveal the GRACE the world is looking for, in this amazing bestseller of his.

 

 

 

 

 

African Culture Books: Help the younger generation feel pride in their race and culture. Buy these books for yourself or your teenager struggling with his or her identity in a western environment or even to understand a different culture explained to you by the people themselves.

Ake by Wole Soyinka

ake-xIt is often said, look at a boy aged 7 and behold the man. Wole Soyinka, Africa’s 1st and only Nobel Prize winner for Literature relates the story of his first 12 years of life in an African town. An interesting read for budding Nobel winners within your family and friendship circle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

things-fall-apart-alChinua Achebe’s popular classic, is a GCSE prescribed book all over Africa and a prescribed textbook for the OCR & Edexel exam boards in the UK, It accurately depicts the Ibo, Nigerian culture before and during colonialism. Africa’s legal system, political structure, recreation, sports, family dynamics etc through an African family’s eyes. Achebe says it all,  the good and the bad.

 

 

 

 

 

Changes: A Love Story by Ama Ata Aidoo

changes-aSoon after her divorce, Esi falls in love with an attractive, married, wealthy man. A polygamous marriage is arranged, this modern lady finds herself facing a whole new set of unfamiliar problems. Modernity vs Traditional.  Ama Ata Aidoo, is a Ghanaian author, poet, playwright and academic. She was a Minister of Education, under Jerry Rawlings’ tenure

 

 

 

 

 

Half of a yellow sun by Chimamanda Adichie

half-of-a-yellow-sun-aWinner of The Bailey’s Prize “Best of the Best” & Winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007, Now released as a film. In the 1960s Nigeria, Ugwu, a poor villager, Odenigbo,a  university professor, Olanna, a privileged young woman, Richard, an English writer & sharp-tongued Kainene intertwine against a background of civil war, their loves and loyalties pulled apart and collide in ways none of them could have imagined…

 

 

 

 

 

Marriage & Family Books

5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

the-5-languages-aDo you speak your partner’s love language or are you constantly misinterpreting each other? Do you know what touches the heart of your kids or even your colleagues at work? .  Why not start depositing into their emotional bank instead of withdrawing Learn how to understand the 5 main love languages. Most people have a mother tongue when it comes to accepting that their’re loved by another. Enrich your relationships and start identifying the language of your nearest and dearest and support a worthy cause at the same time.  Africa Hopes In Christ believes in the Christian family ideal and strengthening family ties, supporting Christian marriages and the upbringing of the next generation in a Godly and Christ-like manner

 

 

 

 

The Marriage Book by Nicky & Sila Lee

ahic-the-marriage-book-nsl41khtwcinrlHow can we be happily married to one person for the whole of our lives?  How do we resolve conflicts?  How can we discover and rediscover  sexual intimacy? Authors Nicky and Sila  are Christians, married  over 35 years with 3 children and a wealth of experience in family matters. A must read for all married couples and especially for those intending to enter matrimony, The ideal wedding gift

 

 

 

 

 

All these books can be found on www.ahic.org.uk/shop please enrich yourselves, your circle of family, friends and colleagues and support a worthy cause at the same time.  Africa Hopes In Christ at present has two project and several potential ones in the pipeline:

1.At present we have a Sierra Leonean  author for  whom AHIC  funds the publishing of his book  (This is a loan)   “The Sherbros of West Africa”, a book publishing project, about an industrious African tribe/people who are disappearing as they assimilate into neighbouring societies, written by an African author. This is part of our “Enlightenment” projects because it enlightens the reader (African or not) to the industrious nature of these amazing and adaptable people, and can inspire the next generation of great Africans.

2. A second live project for  a physically ill Malawian lady living in Manchester UK, AHIC has already pressurised an unwilling housing association to renovate the badly damaged structure of the lady’s premises, called in the pest control department to fumigate the premises and arranged with a local  linked good neighbours befriending agency to befriend and visit. We have installed a carpet for her previously bare boarded living room floor, ensuring warmth this winter.(This is a grant). And we intend to further carpet her hallway, and two bedrooms.

Potential projects in the pipeline are a clean water project in conjunction with an existing water charity already operating in West Africa, a school for street children and a competition for the best and brightest business ideas by young, up and coming African entrepreneurs.

November 2016   Prayer points requests

  • Tanzania needs prayer, protection against another situation similar to El Shabab & Boko Haram already in Kenya/Somali/Ethiopia border and Nigeria., Christian President John Magufuli, strikes a deal with Morocco that is worrying to the nation’s Christians – The building of 20 new mosques.
  • USA: for  a God ordained new president this November, who will exemplify the 5 purposes for mankind’s existence, the outcome of this election will impact the whole world for better or for worse. We pray that whoever is elected may embrace these 5 purposes:
    1. To honour and worship God Almighty – put a smile on God’s face with their lifestyle and words.
    2. To love other people like we love ourselves- Do unto others what you would like being done to you
    3. Imitate the character of Christ: love, joy, patience, goodness, gentleness, kindness, faithfulness. peacefulness & self control
    4. Make an impact for good in this world before they leave;  the GOOD of the whole world as well as the USA, where there is no place for xenophobia
    5. To spread the gospel of Christ by their words & actions: We shall know genuine Christians by their deeds

    Remembering that Life is a TEST,  a TRUST and is TEMPORARY

Africa Hopes In Christ news and prayer requests

  • Please like our page on Facebook (search Africa Hopes In Christ) or  follow us on Twitter (search @AfricaHopes )
  • AHIC’s bookshop is now open,  you are invited to browse and buy Christmas/Thanksgiving  gifts for your loved ones. www.ahic.org.uk/shop
  • Need a group of committed Christians to commit to covering AHIC in prayer. Please contact us on  http://www.ahic.org.uk/update-me/    if interested in becoming a prayer partner and receiving this newsletter

+44(0)7506 229064/ +44(0)1895 27505

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GOD BLESS and THANK YOU Prayer For Africa Friends.

If you believe

And I believe

And we together pray

The Holy Spirit will come down

And Africa will be saved

 

Why choose to love a modern African gentleman?

Why choose to love a modern African gentleman?

Welcome Prayer Partners,

To our August  2016  Newsletter  

In this edition we are exploring some prejudices we have, due to unfair stereo typing.  African men and possibly black men in general have had a bad press, we all know that the police type cast them and unfairly target them, but did we know that this type casting has also affected black women and their choices when looking for a spouse. I came across a very  interesting article about just this topic and decided to share with you all.  Feedback welcomed.

10 Reasons to LOVE the Modern African Gentleman!

Original post by Sandra Appiah and Fred Ngugi April 2016 Face2Face 

This piece was inspired by a very difficult conversation  Sandra Appiah had with her girlfriends over dinner. What started off as a fun discussion about marriage and relationships turned into an episode of “African men-bashing” for everything they were not. To her dismay, all the girls, most of whom happened to be African-born confessed their lack of interest in dating African men. Their main argument was that African men simply cannot accommodate or in their own words “handle” the successful, modern African woman

It’s not surprising to hear some women swearing to never marry from a particular race, tribe or culture. But as Sandra is currently happily married to a wonderful African gentleman, she couldn’t help but feel totally uncomfortable and displeased with the misconceptions about African men, especially coming from other African women.

In every race, there are stereotypes, both cultural and social that define men and women. We’ve all heard all kinds of myths about African men. While it is wise to consider certain aspects of the person you wish to date, it is important that you do not generalize based on experience, and that you draw your conclusions based on facts and not myths. Not every African man is controlling or possessive; not every African man believes that a woman’s place is in the kitchen. Actually, the modern African gentleman is quite the opposite.

Sandra  strongly believes that African men of this particular generation are the ‘cream of the crop’, however our women focus so much on their flaws that we fail to recognize how exceptional they are. It is certainly an opportunity missed.

Regardless of the kind of impression you have of the African man, there are certain characteristics that make him the most lovable. A closer look at some of these characteristics  reveals why most ladies, whether African or foreign, should consider dating the African man.

So in case you do not know or forgot, here is a reminder as to why the modern African gentleman is the one to catch.  

They are Educated

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Statistics show that African men today are some of the most educated and brightest around the world. Whereas their counterparts may settle for a bachelors degree, they are more likely to pursue a graduate degree or higher. Higher education is very important to them and they work very hard to attend the best schools. So if you think you cannot find an African man that meets your education level, think again!

 

 

 

They Value Marriage

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The African society places a lot of value on marriage and many traditions consider the union of man and woman as a sacred rite of passage. Every African man is expected to go through several initiation stages, one of which is matrimony. Marriage is an occasion that marks a man’s transition to another stage of life while integrating him into a bigger sphere of meaning and respect. To most African men, marriage is one of the greatest achievements in life and they will do whatever needs to be done to protect their marriage.

 

 

 

 

They Work Hard

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Every African man grows up knowing that he has an obligation to provide for his family. He will therefore make the necessary sacrifices to put bread on the table. Being the head of the family, the society expects the African man to guarantee his family a good life, ensuring they are well fed and educated. In the African society, a man who can’t feed his family is considered a total letdown. These traditions have succeeded to pass through generations despite the western civilization.

 

They Make Great Chefs

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African men learn to survive on their own from an early age. It’s therefore quite rare to find a real African man who doesn’t know how to prepare a nice meal. Although women do most of the cooking in the African society, men inevitably learn how to prepare their mother’s favorite recipes. A good case in point is the ward winning South African chef Reuben Riffel who holds great titles such as SA Chef of the year (2004), Eat Out restaurant of the Year (2004) and Unilever Chef of the Year (2007).

 

They Are Fashionable

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The modern African gentleman has a great sense of style. Being very conscious of his appearance, he devotes a great deal of effort and attention to his fashion.  This is very important to him because he understands that it is part of his image. And as he endeavors to turn heads in every room he enters, he goes the extra mile to achieve this.

They are Romantic

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Gone are the days where African men only kept their wives in the kitchen at home. The modern African gentleman has great taste and wants to impress his partner. Fancy romantic getaways is part of the norm, and the woman can expect romantic surprises frequently.  A first date with him is quite extraordinary.  He will show up well dressed, smelling good, and will most likely sweep you off your feet.

 

 

They Are Achievers

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When you consider influential personalities such as Nelson Mandela, Kofi Annan, Desmond Tutu and many others, there is no doubt that African men are real achievers. Even the US President Barrack Obama, the world’s most powerful leader, is half African.  After years of captivity and inferiority complex, the African man wants to make his presence felt and will go the extra mile to achieve his dreams.

 

 

 

 

 

They are Feminists!

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The Modern African man does not conform to stereotypes about roles of men and women. They recognize that marriage is a partnership and does not limit their woman to certain societal expectations. They support and encourage their women, and believe in equality for all.

 

 

They are Family-Oriented

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If there is one thing the Modern African man dreams of, it is to have a family of their own some day. This is very important to him, and is the reason for his hard work. His goal is to find a woman who shares the same values and settle down, and have lots of children to take over his businesses when he is frail someday.

 

 

They are Well-Cultured

Culture is very important to the modern African man, and they look for a woman who shares the same value. They want a home that is culturally sensitive, and  want to ensure that their children grow up with  a strong sense of culture and identity. 

Despite all the claims of chauvinism, highhandedness, and violence, the African man has proved to be a polite, caring and well-mannered being. Sandra’s  advise to single women is not to allow the myths and stereotypes to cloud your judgment. Although not all of them will have these traits, give yourself the opportunity to get to know them, and then make a sound decision based on facts and not what you’ve heard.

Africa may the Lord continue to bless you

What we are up to

We have two live projects –

  • Funding the publishing of Rowland Stevens’  book The Sherbros of West Africa-  a Sierra Leonean Author
  • We arranged for a reluctant housing association to do badly needed renovation on the home of a desperately ill Malawian lady living in Manchester UK, as well as badly needed  pest fumigation, Funding needed to provide a carpet for her this winter 2016
  • For more details see    www.ahic.org.uk/support-ahic/

August   Prayer points requests

  • For France and it’s security crisis re ISIS
  • For the right leader to lead the world in the world’s most powerful democracy the USA
  • Common sense to rule over prejudice in all spheres of life
  • Economic prosperity for Africa

Africa Hopes In Christ prayer requests

  • Please like our page on Facebook (search Africa Hopes In Christ) or  follow us on Twitter (search @AfricaHopes )
  • Need a group of committed Christians to commit to covering AHIC in prayer. Please contact us on yma@ahic.org.uk if interested in becoming a prayer partner and receiving this newsletter
  • For successful fundraising and awareness campaign this semester August to December 2016
  • Prayer needed for our current negotiations and hopeful collaboration with Operation Wellfound a Christian charity assisting Africa’s water and sanitation requirements

+44 (0)7506 229064/ + 44 (0)1895 270505

info@ahic.org.uk                             www.ahic.org.uk

GOD BLESS and THANK YOU Prayer For Africa Friends.

If you believe

And I believe

And we together pray

The Holy Spirit will come down

And Africa will be saved