As many of you know, I am involved with an organization in Cape Town, South Africa called Metro Kids Africa (http://www.metrokidsafrica.org/). Partnering with local church communities, MKA desires to see children grow up to reach their full potential and become assets to their families, their community and their country. I sponsor a child through their Pen Pal program and had the privilege of meeting her in June when I lead a globalX (http://www.goglobalx.org/) mission trip to Cape Town.
I am partnering with a group of people who went on a globalX trip to Cape Town in November 2008 to put on a benefit concert called Uthando Africa for MKA this Thursday, July 30th at Andrews Upstairs in Atlanta. Eddie Kirkland (http://www.eddiekirklandmusic.com/) will be playing, and all proceeds will go directly to MKA. Even if you don't live in the Atlanta area, I highly encourage you to make a donation to Uthando Africa. Having witnessed the horrific conditions the children in townships have to live in, I can assure you that they desperately need your help. For more information on Uthando Africa or to make a donation, please go to http://www.metrokids09.com/. All donations are tax- deductible. If you live in the Atlanta area, I hope to see you on Thursday.
"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
for the rights of all who are destitute.
Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy."