by David Borzo
A certain Peggy Bartels was born in Ghana in 1953. In her early 20’s she moved to the USA and Washington D.C., getting a position in the Ghana embassy. So far so good. But then in 2008 she received a call in the middle of the night from across the world, telling her that she had been chosen to be the new King of Otuam, a Ghanaian village of 7,000 people located on the west coast of Africa.
Wait – what was that? That’s right, the King of Otuam, Ghana. This next week’s SmartTalk presentation is all about King Peggy and her amazing story. On Tuesday night March 12th she and her scribe Eleanor Herman will both be on hand at the Des Moines Civic Center to share the engaging story. Eleanor Herman is an accomplished author of several dynamic books, but perhaps none as exciting as her book about King Peggy.
King Peggy wants us all to know about conditions in Africa and other parts of the world where need is great, suffering is heartbreaking and injustice rules. Her presentation will no doubt be engaging. In a CNN story about her encounter with history, she said “I realized that on this earth, we all have a calling. We have to be ready to accept it because helping my people has [actually] helped me a lot….”
This will be your chance to hear a remarkable story. There’s still time to get tickets to the next three SmartTalk shows at the Des Moines Civic; single tickets are available to the public through the Civic Center ticket office. Hope to see you there!