Power of Prayer and Philanthropy: Lesson from the Young Adult Missionary Conference

 The power of prayer and the power of philanthropy converged and made a way for me and four other women from Arkansas to travel to South Africa to attend the 1st ever African Methodist Episcopal Church's Young Adult Missionary Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa.Bishop Michael Mitchell and his wife Supervisor Cordelia Mitchell…

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Trust the Transition: Lesson from the Young Adult Missionary Conference

Imagine a beautiful, old church with an aged wooden floor, an elevated pulpit, columns holding up three separate balconies, and a wide spiral staircase leading to the balconies that overlook the main sanctuary. The smell of old wood mixed with perfumes permeate the space and entering the building is like stepping back…

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Africa Our Home Founders Shawn Dillard and Dom Adabi Share their Story

Via Africa Our Home: The vision of Africa Our Home began in 2008 by Dom Adabi, Togolese-Ghanaian. During this time Dom had returned to West Africa from Canada after spending high school, undergrad and some years working for Microsoft. Having experienced numerous moments during his time abroad where stereotypical negative/ignorant images of…

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Hidden Pictures: The Brilliance of Rogerline Johnson

Historic tourism is one of my favorite pastimes. A little over a year ago, I took a trip to Helena, AR to visit some of the town’s famous sites, the Delta Cultural Center, Fort Curtis, and Centennial Baptist Church. Catty-corner to the church and beside Fort Curtis I noticed a photography studio.…

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Black History Month: John Handcox’s Songs of Resistance

Delta gospel, blues, and labor songs sprang from the fields where pain and resistance, strength and sorrow coexisted. The music that came from this place speaks to the land of milk and honey and the valley of dry bones. It speaks to the place where riches abound and poverty prevails. It speaks…

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