Sunday, March 6, 2011

From Hardship to Hope

Thomas Awiapo, Ghana, Africa:
His story of initiative and his joyful
presence have brought inspiration
to thousands of people in the U.S.

Thomas will be speaking at
94-1260 Lumikula Street
Monday, March 21, 2011
7:00 - 8:15 PM

Thomas Awiapo has a truly inspiring story of survival and success. Orphaned before the age of ten, Thomas survived bleak poverty and hunger in his small Africa village. His search for food led him to school at 12, and he eventually won scholarships to attend college and later earn a Master's degree in the United States. Today he works for Catholic Relief Services training community leaders throughout Ghana and promoting outreach to our sisters and brothers in need throughout the world.

Thomas' village received help from Catholic Relief Services (CRS) through Operation Rice Bowl, the program that connects prayer, fasting and almsgiving with education about poverty and hunger around the world. Thomas' visit is sponsored by CRS as a way to thank Catholic communities for their support and to raise awareness about hunger, relief development.

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