“Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.” John 12:36
My two week trip to Accra, Ghana helped me solidify my vision to help alleviate the disparities in Ghana. Although water treatment did not begin this December, the various meetings with government officials and public interviews created opportunities that would support the establishment of my water treatment organization–the WaterMyLifeInitiative. In upcoming months, I plan to recruit young adults who are interested in treating water in the Northern Region of Ghana. Members of the diaspora are the emphasis of recruitment, as the WaterMyLife Initiative seeks to reconnect Africans abroad, with those on the African continent. I don’t think there is a better way to do this than by serving as a prime example of giving back to my community, teaching members of the diaspora about the specific dire needs of Ghana, and teaching them ways they can contribute to the economic, social, and political progress of Africa, starting with Ghana.
There are countless charitable and humanitarian efforts across the globe, but the WaterMyLife Initiative is set apart for this core reason:
This initiative is rooted in truth, and in that truth, the end goal is to establish justice…justice for those who morn because of poverty.
“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor…to comfort all who mourn…” Isaiah 61:1,2
In upcoming years, the WaterMyLife Initiative will be providing more than water treatment services, as the goal is to connect impoverished, neglected Ghanaians to basic resources such as feminine hygiene products, infant food/clothing, and every-day medical services.