Friday, March 6, 2009
Man From Ghana Whose Brothers Starved To Death Will Appear on "This is The Day" Alongside Bishop and Monsignor
Thomas Awiapo will appear on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day” on Tuesday, March 10th. He will appear alongside Bishop Emeritus Daniel Reilly, former Bishop of Worcester, Massachusetts. In addition, Monsignor Tom Sullivan will also be on the show.
Thomas Awiapo is visiting the U.S from Ghana. During his visit, he will talk about his life and his work with Catholic Relief Services (CRS). Thomas found himself orphaned and all but abandoned by the age of ten. His two younger brothers died of malnutrition, the youngest in his arms. His older brother ran off, never to be seen again.
Then, one day, he smelled lunch cooking at a CRS-supported school in his poor farming village of Wiago.
Lunch lured Thomas into school. But it was the dedication of the teachers and local Catholic priests that kept him coming back.
Now Thomas has a master's degree from California State University, a wife and three children, plus a career with CRS Ghana teaching communities the value of good governance, and, of course, education. Thomas will talk about his life on “This is the Day”.
Also on the show will be Bishop Reilly and Monsignor Tom Sullivan, who will discuss the upcoming Men’s Conference in Worcester, Massachusetts. It is the 9th annual Worcester Diocese Men’s Conference. Dioceses all over the United States have modeled conferences after Worcester Men’s Conference which was the first one established in the US.