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Find your true life work in Africa. Africa is home to more unknown history than known. A map of Africa does not begin to show the vastness of people, culture, food, living and ancient history of the African continent. Established 2008 Chic African Culture is a learning tool to meet the demand for better education about the entire continent of Africa.


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A lion that is caged will hate the one that is free. - with love from your ancestors

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My fathers' legendary African sayings and quotes

My fathers' legendary African sayings and quotes

Yoruba -Iwa ẹwa iyawo wa ninu iwa rẹ, kii ṣe oju rẹ. 

English- A wife's beauty is in her character, not her looks.

My father spoke in African proverbs, but for many years, I did not notice. Only after, I completed my graduate studies and began teaching, when my parents came from Benin to visit with me in New York, did I become aware of the sayings in his conversation. He interlaced his anecdotes and narratives with proverbs, and parables from his parents. I began to pay attention. Although no doubt, over the years he had honed the art of speaking African proverbs and had become more accomplished in their citation, proverbs and parables were part of his conversations always.

My fathers' legendary African sayings and quotes have many lessons in African culture and beyond.

If the herders are many the sheep will get lost.
You cannot hold two breadfruits in one hand.
Do not say its wheat until you harvest it.
Well begun, is half done.
A small hole not mended in time will become a big hole much more difficult to mend.
Reading ten thousand books is not as useful as traveling ten thousand miles.

Wisdom does not come overnight.
An innocent demeanor may hide much guilt.
Deal gently with the bird you mean to catch.
The bonds between soldiers of a battle are stronger than family ties.
Love has twenty pairs of eyes.

A little fish is a supper for a large fish.
Wisdom goes not always by years.
A golden bit does not make the horse any better.
Trust is built and maintained by many small actions over time.
Love, like rain, does not choose the grass on which it falls.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Africa is Holding Tight to the Christian Faith

Ghana Holding Tight to the Christian Faith

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Christian growth on the continent is strong, by 2025 there will be 633 million Christians in Africa. Currently in Ghana, 62 percent of the population is of the Christian faith, 22 percent are Evangelical Christians.
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In Africa Ghana is Holding Tight to the Christian Faith

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Ghana Africa 62 - 71 percent of the population profess Christianity as their religion.

The Presbyterian Church of Ghana is a Protestant church in Ghana founded by the Basel missionaries in 1828. The church is a founding member of the Christian Council of Ghana. The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) was founded on October 30, 1929 by five churches namely African Methodist Episcopal (AME), Zion Church, English Church Mission, Ewe Presbyterian Church now Evangelical Presbyterian Church; Presbyterian Church of the Gold Coast and Wesleyan Methodist Church now the Methodist Church Ghana.

Currently the CCG comprises fifteen member churches and two Christian Organizations. The CCG over the years has gone through a series of restructuring and renewal processes in an effort to develop a significant, effective and valuable organization responsive to challenges facing the Ghanaian member churches.

Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Ghana

Health care organizations belonging to various Christian Non governmental groups or NGO's in Ghana provide for the majority of Ghana national health care needs. The umbrella organization of which the various mission hospitals, clinics and facilities are members of is known as the Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG).

Healthcare clinic in Ghana

Did you know?
Christian faith in Ghana is around Pentecostal Charismatic 28.3 percent, Protestant 18.4 percent, Catholic 13.1 percent, other 11.4 percent, while Muslim 17.6 percent, traditional 5.2 percent, other 0.8 percent, and 5.2 percent profess no organized religion.

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