As a member of my elders quorum in Alpine, Utah, Yeah conducted himself as a humble servant of the Lord. Anciently Mali was a great and prosperous power in the world. What it needs in order to begin its rise to that former glory is a leader with vision and love for his country. Like Yeah.
Thank you for this article on Mali and Yeah Samake. The people of Mali have suffered so much for far too long; it hurts my heart to know that men, women & little ones, all children of Heavenly Father, are forced to live in fear and poverty. I will pray for that country and for the success and safety of the Samake family.
We should introduce him to Dr. Benjamin Carson; another great leader, who has been preserved to lead in this time - most recently overcoming cancer. www.CarsonScholars.org
I have also been following Yeah Samake's story and find it inspiring to say the least. I believe as did his parents in the power of education and how it brings people out of poverty and enables them to prosper. Yeah is a great example of this and through his integrity and wisdom will be a great asset to Mali.
Wow, what an amazing story. I'm an American citizen and LDS living in a Muslim country (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates). Fortunately, we feel safe over here. I hope that one day soon Mali and all of Africa will be safe and prosperous. I'll be praying for Yeah Samake and Mali. I made a donation, as I hope a lot of people will.
I hope everyone who reads this will post it on FB, Twitter, blogs and any where other interested people will read it.
Thank you, Meridian, for continuing to publish the saga of Yeah Samake. As a Latter-day Saint living in a predominantly non-Christian country, I have appreciated Samake's story. I appreciate the update about the coup, and how last year's election had been rigged. I had not read that anywhere else, and I've been reading articles about Samake and Mali from a number of other online news agencies.Samake is correct; this little country has the potential to affect the rest of the world. He deserves, at the very least, our prayers. Africa is a continent that desperately needs leaders with integrity; who will not ravish the land to live in luxury and corruption while the rest of their countrymen like in abject poverty, who will allow people to live and worship according to their own conscience.
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