More and more Americans are discovering the enormous allure of spending time in Africa –both faith-based groups and secular folks– helping the people of the continent emerge into modernity.
I am devoting the third hour two two models of this sort of engagement.
The last half of the hour is a conversation with a buttoned-down Orange County, Caliornia lawyer Steve Thames, who with a group of six fellow church members spent two weeks in South Africa last year and who have, as a result, organized a return trip by about ten times that number fueled in part by a large anonymous matching gift to Thames’ church, Irvine Presbyterian Church, which will go to serve the various mission efforts run in that region.
Too much of the news is given over to the awful and the shocking. Occasional we can spend an hour holding up the good and the inspiring. Tune in.