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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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

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 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/
  • Or use wonderful health products on  440101338973www.goo.gl/mmPzNU

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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

Helping children this Easter

Helping children this Easter

Mere Christianity – C.S. Lewis

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One of the most popular and beloved introductions to the concept of faith ever written, ‘Mere Christianity’ has sold millions of copies worldwide.

The book brings together C.S. Lewis’s legendary radio broadcasts during the war years, in which he set out simply to ‘explain and defend the belief that has been common to nearly all Christians at all times’.

Rejecting the boundaries that divide Christianity’s many denominations, ‘Mere Christianity’ provides an unequalled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to absorb a powerful, rational case for the Christian faith.

Helping Children this Easter

In this Easter edition we would like to introduce you to one of our projects we are most proud of, our partnership with a local Sierra Leonean charity called the Jaisie and Sorba Children’s Foundation.  As Easter is all about Love and Sacrifice we know you will appreciate the efforts of this charity founded by two brave young Sierra Leoneans who saw the need and cared enough to do something about it. Wishing you all a Happy Easter.

Africa Hopes in Christ has partnered with a local Sierra Leonean charity called  Jaisie and Sorba Children’s Foundation as this charity is in sync with our own core aims and is right in the heartland of where the need is greatest. Helping African help themselves

This little girl is called Therisa Dramine.  She lost her two parents during the spread of the terrible killer disease Ebola. Ebola killed her parents and the little girl had nobody to help.  For her to sustain her life she was working for other people within the community. A nurse working within the community felt pity for the girl and took her in but she couldn’t  afford all her  needs.  So  the charity stepped in to take care of her through the help of well wishers.

Sorba and a group of 3 orphans.   The elder one lost both parents during the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone.

An orphan looked after by a foster Mum doing his daily chores.

Sorba Steven one of the charity founders giving soap to suckling mother

This  boy has been deserted by both his  parents  because of his physical disability, his left hand is misshapen.  As a result abandoned and lonely he was left to fend for himself with nobody to  care for him because of his condition. He sometimes did  not have food to eat and clothes were a luxury  with the priority being somewhere  safe to sleep. He was mentally astute and the charity saw  his potential  and stepped into his life. Despite his physical disability they  realised that he has an alert mind and  ability and they  wanted  to ensure his educational life.

These children are cared for by kind hearted but poor families who share all they have with them. Both the children of their foster families and the new additions are learning skills such as respect, consideration,  generosity, gratitude and cooperation. However they do not attend school as this is too expensive for now. Would you find it in your heart to help these wonderful amazing gifts from God.

  As the bible says Psalm 127:3 NLT – Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him.   Donate to http://www.ahic.org.uk/support-ahic/  stating the J&S Children as a reference.

 

The Jaisie and Sorba Children Foundation focus on helping children and vulnerable women  via Education, Health and Sanitation, Human Rights, Microfinance and Agriculture.

MISSION STATEMENT

Their Mission is to develop children and women with creative and active minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others and encourage them to act on their beliefs.  We value the total, development of each child and woman educational, social, physical, moral and spiritual wellbeing.

VISION STATEMENT

Their vision is to add world values to every child rights and vulnerable women and encourage them to be self-reliance.

 Africa Hopes In Christ is proud to partner with Jasie and Sorba Children’s Foundation  in such a noble and worthy cause.

April  2017   Prayer points requests

  • Please pray for funds for the Jaisie and Sorba Children Foundation so that all the children in their care whom are of school age can be put into a suitable school  http://www.ahic.org.uk/support-ahic/  referencing J&S Children
  • Prayers for God’s  provision and direction for our sister Franca in Tanzania

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/
  • Or use wonderful health products on  440101338973www.goo.gl/mmPzNU

Wishing you all a Happy Easter holiday.

John 3 v 16 : For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

 

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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

 

Health care within Africa in 2017

Health care within Africa in 2017

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  Welcome Prayer Warrior to our March  2017 edition,

In this edition we explore health care within  Africa in 2017 and congratulate Ghana and Nigeria for their lead and vast improvement in this sector. Firstly we present  3 world class hospitals within Africa in Kenya, Nigeria and Madagascar.. We present Ghana’s vigourous  expansion plans of hospital building aimed  at meeting their population’s basic health needs and we congratulate Nigeria in their world class performance during the ebola crisis that contained  and prevented it becoming an epidemic within Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country.  Well Done Nigeria.

3 World Acclaimed Health care centres within Africa.
Diani Beach Hospital Mombasa Kenya

Premier private healthcare facility located in the beautiful Diani beach on the south west coast of Kenya .  Established by Dr K S Rekhi . Well known for high quality and efficient staff.

Neuropsychaitric Hospital Aro Abeokuta Nigeria

Located in Nigeria, this modern mental health hospital is committed to providing quality mental health service, training and research in a conducive environment with community participation and international collaboration. The cost of obtaining any service in this hospital is tailored to the economic power of the average citizen of Nigeria.

Institute Pasteur de Madagascar

The International Vaccination Centre of the Institute Pasteur de Madagascar  called (IMC)  immunization consultation centre  provides the vaccinations recommended in Madagascar and required for international travel. It also provides intradermal reaction (IDR) to tuberculin. Finally, it is a supplier in Madagascar of products used in allergy.

Could this be the way forward in health care in Africa?

builttocareghana.com    & NMSInfrastructure ltd

 ‘Built To Care’ – Creating Better Health

The Ghana Ministry of Health and NMS Infrastructure Ltd have invested $175 million for the delivery of six new district hospitals under its programme to invigorate regional and district health care throughout Ghana. New district hospitals will be developed in Dodowa, Sekondi, Kumawu, Abetifi, Fomena and Garu-Tempane. A seventh hospital – The European Hospital in the Takoradi Metropolitan District – will be upgraded and re-equipped.

 

 Impact

Beyond just a building

1100   New Jobs     *    2190   New Beds    *      135     New Medical Staff      *   50%    Shorter Waiting Times

 Hospital Design Concept

With cost effectiveness and ‘the patient experience’ at the heart of the designs, they have developed a sustainable, flexible, intuitive district hospital concept. These new units are designed to be environmentally friendly, with the lowest possible operating costs, reducing the need for air-conditioning to a minimum, whilst paying particular attention to massively reducing airborne infection rates by increasing the air exchange ratio.

 About Ghana Ministry Of Health

As a critical Sector of the economy, the MOH seeks to improve the health status of all people living in Ghana, thereby contributing to the Government’s vision of transforming Ghana into a middle income country.  The MOH, working in partnership with its agencies and stakeholders aims at improving the health within Ghana thus ‘creating wealth through health’ through the development and implementation of proactive policies that will ensure improved health and vitality. To this aim they are prepared to put aside a substantial amount of government revenue.

 About NMSI

NMSI provides a full design / build / equip / training service for the development of locally appropriate health-related infrastructure. NMSI brings to bear the expertise of award-winning experts in the field to provide the latest in innovation and design.  A world class team of experts from NMSI in the UK

How Did Nigeria Quash Its Ebola Outbreak So Quickly?

Empty ebola ward in Nigeria. Credit:  CDC Global vuis flickr  due to God’s goodness and good governance.  

Nigeria’s Federal Minister of Health in 2014

What  can be learnt from the boot leather, organization and quick response times that stopped Ebola from spreading in this African nation Nigeria?      By Katherine Harmon Courage on October 18, 2014

On July 20 a man who was ill flew on commercial planes from the heart of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia to Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city. That man became Nigeria’s first Ebola case—the index patient. In a matter of weeks some 19 people across two states were diagnosed with the disease (with one additional person presumed to have contracted it before dying).

But rather than descending into epidemic, there has not been a new case of the virus since September 5. And since September 24 the country’s Ebola isolation and treatment wards have sat empty. If by Monday, October 20 there are still no new cases, Nigeria, unlike the U.S., will be declared Ebola free by the World Health Organization (WHO).

What can we learn from this African country’s success quashing an Ebola outbreak?

Authors of a paper published October 9 in Eurosurveilance  attribute Nigeria’s success in “avoiding a far worse scenario” to its “quick and forceful” response. The authors point to three key elements in the country’s attack:

  • Fast and thorough tracing of all potential contacts
  • Ongoing monitoring of all of these contacts
  • Rapid isolation of potentially infectious contacts

There was vigilant disinfecting, port-of-entry screening and rapid isolation but also with boot leather and lots and lots of in-person follow-up visits, completing 18,500 of them to find any new cases of Ebola among a total of 989 identified contacts.

The epidemic that wasn’t

The arrival location of the index patient was a prime place to cause a widespread outbreak. Lagos is Africa’s largest city, with a population of 21 million. It is a major hub for travel and business. “A dense population and overburdened infrastructure create an environment where diseases can be easily transmitted and transmission sustained,” wrote the authors of a paper for the US Centre for Disease Control (CDC)  and Prevention’s Mobidity and Motality Weekly Report (MMWR) As such, “A rapid response using all available public health assets was the highest priority.”

But, says Folorunso Oludayo Fasina, a senior lecturer at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, co-author of the Eurosurveillance paper and a native Nigerian, it was actually lucky that the index patient in Nigeria fell ill at the airport. “Had the index case gotten the opportunity to contact persons in Lagos or Calabar—[another Nigerian city] where he was to deliver a lecture—it may have been a complete disaster.”

Although it took three days to diagnose Ebola (a period during which nine health care workers were infected with the disease), once the diagnosis was confirmed health authorities swung into action. The Federal Ministry of Health worked with the CDC’s Nigerian office to declare an Ebola emergency. On July 23—the very same day the patient was diagnosed—they created an Incident Management Centre (which morphed into the Emergency Operations Centre) and kicked into action an Incident Management System to coordinate responses. Such a centralized and coordinated system “is largely credited with helping contain the Nigerian outbreak early,” the MMWR authors wrote.

It wasn’t the Emergency Operations Centre’s first time tackling a highly infectious disease. Two years ago, after a global call from WHO, Nigeria redoubled its efforts to eradicate polio, another infectious virus, within its borders. The centre has played a large role in working toward that goal, improving response times and preparedness along the way, the authors of the MMWR paper wrote. Many of those leading the Ebola response were chosen for their success working on polio eradication.

The government’s first priority was to locate all potential contacts. A team of more than 150 designated “contact tracers” tracked down each of the individuals. Such tracing is the most challenging part of this sort of work, Fasina says, especially in Nigeria, where “houses cannot always be traced by street numbers.” With all of those potentially exposed to the virus pinpointed, workers conducted an astounding 18,500 face-to-face visits to check for fever and other Ebola-related symptoms in each of these contacts, according to data in the MMWR paper. The check-ups took a little cajoling, Fasina notes. To get folks to meet with tracers also requires a good deal of effort to remove social stigma around the disease.

Any individual showing symptoms was quickly moved to an isolation ward for further testing, which could be completed locally at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital for rapid diagnosis. Once an Ebola case was confirmed, patients were transferred to a special Ebola virus treatment center. Even those contacts that tested negative but showed Ebola-like symptoms were held—separately from Ebola patients—until all symptoms resolved. As cases were confirmed the Emergency Operations Centre tracked down additional contacts and decontaminated potentially infectious areas.

In addition to contact tracing and rapid isolation, teams of “social mobilizers” canvassed areas around the homes of Ebola contacts, reaching around an additional 26,000 households with health information. Communicating that information effectively to the broader public is another challenge. Ensuring that people have confidence in the government—and understanding of what it is trying to do—is absolutely key, Vanderbilt’s Schaffner notes. Part of that is controlling what he calls “the outbreak of anxiety.”

In Nigeria the response team was able to corral enough funding, staff and tools from state partners, international groups and nongovernmental organizations to successfully launch its attack on the outbreak right away. “National preparedness efforts should consider how resources can be quickly accessible to fund the early stage of the response,” the authors of the MMWR paper wrote.

“Every country needs to evaluate its preparedness and must be ready to respond to an emergency immediately,” Fasina says. “Nigeria was not completely ready,” but they identified the index case early and then hit the streets.

Prayer Points

March 2017   Prayer points requests

  • Please pray for all health care agencies within all African countries, thanking God for the successes of the Nigerian Ebola experience
  • Please pray for Franca our sister volunteering in Tanzania with only income rent from her little flat in London.  Her tenants are moving out at the end of April, Need prayers for the Estate Agents to find new and amazing tenants straight away in May as otherwise she won’t have any money at all to live on. She will have bills to pay whilst people and children are depending on her. She knows God is always faithful and He has always provided for her, even in the tightest times ever, so she is peaceful and certain He will get her the best tenants and He will do so straight away so she  won’t be left with no income

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 funds submitted awaiting first stage hurdle. Results due this March
  • 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/
  • Or use wonderful health products on  440101338973www.goo.gl/mmPzNU

+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