I'm sure you all know the back-story: "Brave Nigerian woman confronts powerful American billionaire."
And confront, she did. And still does.
When her Archbishop asked her to organize a "Culture of Life" conference in her home diocese, she didn't know where to begin. So Leila put a Facebook plea out to several of us asking for help. I offered my humble assistance, as I've planned many, many events (both pro-life and not) in my career, so I thought I'd be able to send her a couple of emails with some advice on how to get started.
Well, God came knocking on my door and a couple of emails turned into an entire mission and a beautiful friendship! I am honored beyond words to be a part of Culture of Life Africa, and to call the amazing and brilliant Obianuju Ekeocha a friend.
We have accomplished SO MUCH just in the last few weeks with the Holy Spirit's guidance and inspiration. But we have SO MUCH left to do! Our first conference is scheduled for the end of May, and we are in desperate need of just a little financial assistance. Leila writes about it here, with details.
Please prayerfully consider helping us out. Both Uju and I are volunteers in this mission, and we have a lot of work to do and a lot of people to reach. Uju works on COLAfrica between night shifts at the lab, adoration, and driving the Sisters at her parish around for their errands; and I work on it between dirty diapers, laundry, Delaware Right to Life meetings, and basketball practice! Unlike the Gates' and Clintons, we have no assistants, no money, no private jets. But we DO have the Holy Spirit, and His power is something no bank account can usurp.
After reading Leila's request, if you have prayerfully decided that you are able to help, please send me an email (found in my profile).
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