Welcome Prayer Partners,
To our September Newsletter
In this edition we are saying well done to a few exceptional sports men and women of African origin during the 2016 Rio Olympics. But before that let’s report on what AHIC has been doing so far.
AHIC intends to help the ordinary people of Africa become efficient and highly successful entrepreneurs, as well as aiding the economy as a whole through infra-structure improvement. We all know that without a healthy population economic advancement is a myth so funding improved health systems is a must. Family life is also dear to us as we believe that attitudes and life choices are chosen and formed at very young ages within the family circle. So if there is to be a change for the better within African countries, it must start at family level. Hence we are prepared to set aside a large proportion of our grants for family support.
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.
Before and Afters pics of desperately ill Malawian lady’s residence
We have a second live project for a physically ill Malawian lady living in Manchester UK, AHIC has already pressurized 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 neighbor befriending agency for which she is at present on their waiting list. We have also part funded a carpet for her living room and intend to do the rest of her home within the next few months. (This is a grant).
AHIC is also in the process of negotiating with an experienced water engineering charity to supply clean water village by village in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Said charity already in Mali and Bukino Faso. We are also hoping to raise funds for a school for street children in Freetown Sierra Leone.
WELL DONE BLACK ACHIEVERS IN RIO 2016
Africa Won 43 Medals at the 2016 Olympics
Caster Semenya made history for South Africa. Caster Semenya became the first black woman to win an Olympic gold for South Africa. She won the 800 metres gold beating Burundi’s and Kenya’s who took silver and bronze respectively. – AFKInsider
South A’frica’s Niekerk became the first African to break a sprint world record Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa became the first man to run under 43 seconds in the 400 meters. He won gold in 43.03 seconds, breaking the 17-year old record of 43. 19, set by legendary Michael Johnson of USA in 1999 in Seville, Spain. (Another superb African American) He is the first African to hold a sprint world record. – AFKInsider
Well Done! Mauritius Athlete beat cancer to compete in Rio. Mauritien Fabienne St Louis competed in the women’s triathlon, barely a year since she was diagnosed with cancer. Fabienne was diagnosed with salivary cancer in December 2015. She underwent two surgeries to remove the tumour and cancerous cells in April this year, leaving her with paralysis for three months. She was forced to withdraw from the Olympics race midway after the swimming race. – AFKInsider
Kenya’s Rudisha equaled an old record David Rudisha of Kenya won the Men’s 800 metres, defending the title won in Beijing four years ago. The win earned a place in Olympics history alongside Douglas Lowe of Britain (1924, 1928), Mal Whitfield of USA (1948, 1952) and Peter Snell of New Zealand (1960, 1964) as athletes to defend their Olympic crowns in the race. – AFKInsider
Ethiopia’s Ayana shatters New record Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia won the 10,000 metres, setting a new world and Olympic record of 29:17: 45 seconds. Wang Junxia of China held the previous World record of 29:31:78 while compatriot, Tirunesh Dibaba held the Olympic record of 29:54:66, set at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. – AFKInsider
Simone Manuel defied America’s racist swimming history in 52:70 seconds. She became the first African-American woman to win any individual medal in swimming, let alone the gold. Manuel tied for first place, setting an Olympic record with Canadian swimmer Penny Oleksiak. But Manuel also recognized that her historic victory is inextricably tied to the fight for justice against police violence in the country she represents. “It means a lot, especially with what is going on in the world today, some of the issues of police brutality,” Manuel said to reporters after her gold medal performance. “This win hopefully brings hope and change to some of the issues that are going on. My color comes with the territory .” Indeed, for many people of color, the Olympics are an opportunity to show they’re the best America has to offer while recognizing racial injustice. And Manuel’s statement on police brutality carries on this legacy.
Many wonder where Simone Biles’s brilliance and resilience derives from, but you don’t have too dig far to find where her gift of gymnastics comes from: Simone is outspoken about her Christian faith.
Simone’s faith in Jesus Christ has always played a prominent role in her life and success. When I learned everything Simone endured on her road to Rio, I realized God was using her in extraordinary ways
No well done for people of colour in the Olympics can honestly ignore our “greatest” Usain Bolt, the current world record holder with 9.58 seconds, comfortably crossed the line in 9.81 – the slowest time out of any of his major 100m wins.
More Applause as Nigeria’s Chierika Ukogu Reaches Olympic Rowing Semi-Finals
Tokyo Look out for Chierika !!!
Fourteen-year-old Kaya Adwoa Forson is making history as Ghana’s first representative for swimming at the summer Rio Olympic Games. Forson will compete in the women’s 200m freestyle swimming. As young as Forson is, this is not the first time Forson will be representing Ghana. In 2015 — at just 13 — she became Ghana’s sole representative at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia. She competed in both the 200m freestyle and the 200m backstroke events, where she placed 66th and 44th, respectively. Forson may not yet be a world star — many do not consider her a medal hopeful at the current Olympics — but one appears to be definitely in the cards for her future.
At just 14, she is already competing and holding her own against full-grown pro-athletes who are at the peak of their careers, and at the World Championships in Kazan, she was the youngest swimmer.
And for her age group, she consistently places within the top 5 or top 10 in her events. In one such qualifying event toward the Rio Olympics, which featured 296 athletes representing 49 clubs and 21 countries over two days of competition, Forson, again, ranked within the top 10. Forson currently lives in Malaga, Spain, where she trains with Real Club Mediterráneo de Málaga. And while she holds a dual nationality, she has chosen to represent Ghana and is integral to Team Ghana in Rio, after settling an initial controversy concerning her passport early in her career. Tokyo Look out for Kaya !!! – Face2Face
With such a brilliant smile of pure joy we had to include Gold medalist Nicola Adams of Great Britain as she poses during the medal ceremony for the Women’s Boxing Fly (48-51kg) on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. God blessings Nicola.
Bronze medalists Asha Philip, Desiree Henry, Dina Asher-Smith and Daryll Neita of Great Britain stand on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women’s 4 x 100 meter Relay on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
September Prayer points requests
- For Our Lord to bless and strengthen all sport people of color and as they strive to excel in their individual sports. Teach them the lessons of perseverance, patience, determination and self control as well as the newest and most progressive skills of their trade. And make them thankful for the talent given to them by the Almighty as we look forward to Tokyo 2020
Africa Hopes In Christ news and prayer requests
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- Thanking God for Africa Hopes In Christ first year in operation February 2015 to February 2016.
- We have two live projects
1) Funding the publishing of Rowland Stevens’ book The Sherbros of West Africa a Sierra Leonean Author
2) Part funding a carpet as part of badly needed renovation on a Malawian lady living in Manchester UK
- Our bookstore will be operational this September http://www.ahic.org.uk/shop/ We will be reviewing some of our books in the coming months on Facebook and Twitter
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