This Wednesday's Campus Ministries kicks off out weekly Midweek Mass and Dinner. Students come to daily Mass on Wednesday at 5:30pm and take turns preparing dinner. This Wednesday we are hosting a special guest from Catholic Relief Services who is visiting our area from Ghana, Africa, Thomas Awiapo. While the Midweek Mass and Dinner is typically for students, we invite anyone interested in hearing Thomas's inspiring story of survival and success to join us this week.
Please read on for more on Thomas:
Growing up in a small African Village in Ghana, Thomas was orphaned before the age of ten and left on his own to struggle for survival. He was the second of four brothers; his youngest two brothers died of malnutrition and lack of care. His search for food led him to an elementary school, where he was fed a small meal every day. he survived, studied, and eventually won scholarships to attend college. he later earned a master's degree from California State University. Today, Thomas works with Catholic Relief Services as a consultant and integral part in bringing global solidarity. He lives in Ghana with his wife and four children.