This version of Greg Engle's stunning song "A Simple Prayer" is his tribute to A Glimmer of Hope, ( aglimmerofhope.com ), a charity dedicated to helping Ethiopians help themselves. A Glimmer of Hope supports community self-help projects in Ethiopia in education, water&sanitation, health care, income creation, micro-irrigation, micro-finance and the construction of veterinary clinics.
I was struck by the humanity apparent in the photographs which were donated by A Glimmer of Hope. The eyes of the people, and perhaps more so their smiles display a hope that transcends the poverty which most of them know in their daily lives.
Greg contributes $3 from the sale of each CD to A Glimmer of Hope, so if you like this excellent song, please visit his website, (englemusic.com ), and download or purchase this and the rest of his excellent album, "Take it Personally", (an aural treat if I do say so myself).
Greg Engle spent most of his diplomatic career in developing countries, including Ethiopia, where, in the midst of dire poverty, scenes like these of people helping themselves and helping others inspired A Simple Prayer, which he wrote for his own children, theirs, and yours.