Awake and Alive desires to support Africans locally by building relationships and helping them acclimate into American society. Abroad, we wish to support existing organizations on the ground in Africa. Finally, by providing education and experiences to the Church we aspire to encourage Christians to be a part of the solution for the poor.
Lastly, I have been loving all the wonderful quotes on facebook in honor of an amazing man, Martin Luther King, Jr. He was so wise and eloquent. Here are some of my favorites:
- "I have a dream that my children will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. "
- "The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."
- "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."
- "The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people."