Today's Seattle Times ran an article in its Northwest Life section about the amazing efforts of Raymond and Bryanna Scott of Renton, Washington, to transform his clan's estate and ancestral village in Sierra Leone. There have been four articles so far, and you should read them to remind yourself how much of a difference a few people can make:
Sunday, October 10, 2004: Native son works for a better Africa
Tuesday, November 30, 2004: Aid for Sierra Leone becomes more than a one-man mission
Sunday, May 29, 2005: Native son delivers aid, hope to ancestral village
Sunday, May 7, 2006: Helping Sierra Leoneans reap full benefits of a coveted resource
We can make a difference, but we have to be organized, and persistent, and patient, and focused, and gregarious, and we have to do something we believe in, and do it with people who believe in us.