Congratulations to David and Brenda Mensah, Laureates of Ghana’s Millennium Excellence Award for Peace.
David and I were absolutely amazed when we heard that we had been nominated for the prestigious Millennium Excellence Award in the category of Peace. We knew that God had been observing our work as His peacemakers in northern Ghana over the past 25 years but didn’t realize that other eyes had as well. We humbly accept this award bestowed upon us with “both hands” and pledge our continued effort to promote peace in this great nation of Ghana and beyond. We urge you to do the same in your homes, workplaces and communities – wherever and whenever you have the influence or opportunity to do so. … In a world where there is much trouble, let us never give up believing that [peace on earth] is still possible.
The prestigious Millennium Excellence Awards are given every five years, following a nomination process and review by the Directors of the Millennium Excellence Foundation. Present for the 2015 awards were the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and former President J. K. Rawlings, as well as other dignitaries. Some of the other recipients of the 2015 awards included undercover investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas for his work in combatting illegal crime and illegal trade and Professor Kaku Ohene-Frempong (Medicine) for his sickle cell research.
We celebrate with the Mensahs as they receive this award, grateful for God’s blessing on their tireless service to the poor.
Photo by Erika Jensen-Mann