Jumat, 11 Juni 2010

The World Cup, Soccer, Poverty, West Africa, and the Massive Needs of One Competing Nation

Do you know where Côte d'Ivoire or Ivory Coast, is currently on the west coast of Africa? Take time to know if you are safe. I do not know where exactly, Uganda and Kenya have been until I went to talk and teach pastors and leaders of the seminars.

We are approaching the World Cup in South Africa and I have a real dilemma. Two months ago, I read of the appointment of the head coach of the football team Ivory Coast and has released details of his contract. Some have suggested that it is a sin!

How they do it and why should I ask?

Well, Côte d'Ivoire is now one of the poorest countries in this part of Africa, and the average wage is about two dollars per day. A little over ten years in Côte d'Ivoire was one of the richest countries in West Africa, but he quickly into poverty and turmoil. Poverty has kept its ugly head.

It is an understatement to say that we live in a strange alien world, but we do.

Ivory Coast, Abidjan, the capital, was once prosperous and progressive. Today, prostitutes a common sight on the streets, as readers of poverty for desperate measures.

HIV and AIDS has increased at an alarming rate.

This is a project in a faculty of theology train pastors and leaders to learn to help and minister to men and women living with HIV and AIDS, and it is hoped that this project may be about sixteen other nations to influence. Nobody go to somewhere a real vision for the needy in truth, and the offer and take this spiritual practice and initiative.

These people could easily get off and they must be equipped and motivated, with everything that is available.

A Christian leader who spoke so well to say that HIV and AIDS is not only a sinner "of the disease.

There is news that the government is interested in this project with special reference to mothers and children. With a little more resources which has the potential to exert massive influence for good throughout the nation and even the region.

If people come to faith real life in Jesus Christ and study the Word of God in Scripture creates a desire, a very practical way those who need serving the most.

In case of serious illness strikes his own self-esteem and motivation can quickly evaporate.

Children are particularly vulnerable because they on their bodies and their rights and their miracles to come. Poverty has devastating consequences.

A draft is held to teach people to read and see if some of the richness of the Bible they find life in many ways the evolution.

Many are against such a tough battle to fight injustice and conflict, how they want to work for peace, working with courage and love of the risen and living Lord Jesus Christ.

They want their nation and yet still peaceful and stable.

When I played football in Côte d'Ivoire in the World Cup in South Africa to see, I'll recall the circumstances of those players at home and the struggle they have in cities and villages face. Yes, it's a struggle, and there are those who are so attached to what they do not surrender or give up being.

Sandy Shaw

Sandy Shaw is Pastor of Nairn Christian Fellowship, Chaplain at Inverness Prison, and Nairn Academy, and serves on the Committee for Children in Scotland and has written extensively about these teaching years was traveling, speaking, America, Canada , South Africa, Australia, 12 visits Israel is carrying out visits and pilgrimages, and more recently in Uganda and Kenya, ministers and department heads of seminaries, in poor areas surrounding Kampala, Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa

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