Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Mission for Africa Celebration

ASAP participated in the Missions for Africa Celebration hosted by the International Christian Fellowship. The event was the beginning of many to come with hopes of uniting small organizations that have the heart for Africa. The program included the ICF Praise Team, Sis. Susan Pierre, VIRTUE, and many more.

The ICF mission is situated on 500-acres of land in Bong County, Liberia. When the facilities are fully completed the campus will be able to host over 300 students.

The ICF Ministries will host their 2nd Annual African Experience Cultural Festival on Saturday April 28, 2007 11am-10pm at the Lakewood Amphitheater. For more information call 404-363-3300.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Working Together Today for a Brighter Tomorrow

This past weekend ASAP took part in “The Gathering”, a wonderful event bringing together people of all beliefs for the common goal of restoring communities. The event began on Friday night with a reception and continued Saturday with guest speakers, workshops, and even free massages. ASAP was honored to be a part of such a positive event. We had the privilege of speaking with Dr. Mike Weaver, Senator Fort, Derrick Boazman, and Stedman Graham just to name a few.

We will be setting up a booth this Saturday the 24th at the Mission of Africa Celebration from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. This will be a wonderful opportunity for those interested in ASAP's mission to come down and meet with us personally. The location for this event is:

Fountain of Faith Missionary Baptist Church
6712 West Fayetteville Rd.
Riverdale, Georgia 30296.
Admission is free

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Attention: The Meet or Beat Challenge Deadline has been extended!

The Meet or Beat Sandy Creek High School deadline for registration has been extended. Due to a sudden increase of interest in the Meet or Beat challenge ASAP is officially extending the deadline for registration. We are welcoming student and teacher volunteers that would like to spread the challenge throughout your schools and communities. Keep in mind that this is a wonderful opportunity for teachers to combine team work and international education to enhance the learning experience for the entire student body. Are you up for the CHALLENGE? For more information please contact Shannon at 770-632-7451 or e-mail shannondunn@asapafrica.org.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

A + Light

Yesterday, ASAP took part in National Black AIDS/HIV Awareness Day with events hosted by CW Network. It was an absolutely amazing experience! The event was held at CW Midtown Music Complex and featured a screening of A + Light produced by Keisha Williams. Many organizations such as Someone Cares, Inc., Radio One, and Campaign to End Aids came out to show support and share information on the growing epidemic of HIV/AIDS in communities. As many people spoke on AIDS/HIV in the US we all came to the conclusion that this disease does not discriminate. This is a global problem and in order to fight it we must educate…educate..educate indiviuals across the board. We cannot sweep this under the rug. WE must be the solution to the problem and support each other on this crusade.


Monday, February 05, 2007

A Call to Action

“In every community there is work to be done. In every nation there are wounds to heal. In every heart there is the power to do it.” -Marianne Williamson

I have learned that whenever I give of myself and help someone else I always seem to have a feeling of joy afterwards. Sometimes we can only do a little, but knowing that you gave of your heart and touched the heart of someone else is priceless.

ASAP is currently expanding our volunteer opportunities for anyone that may be interested in working towards a brighter Africa. We encourage individuals to become a part of your communities in whatever area your specific interest may be. If you would like to step out and make a global impact please contact ASAP and request a list of our current volunteer opportunities.