Footprints in the African Sand – My Life and Times by Michael Cassidy
Foreword by Ravi Zacharias
As Africa shook off colonialism in the 1960s, a young man was gripped by a singular purpose: to play his part in God’s plans for the fractured nations of Africa. A son of apartheid South Africa, Michael Cassidy appeared an unlikely candidate to lead a team bringing a Gospel message of salvation, reconciliation and hope to a continent overturning white rule. Over five decades Michael and his African Enterprise colleagues courageously built up ten national teams and a network of transformative relationships that crisscross Africa. Micahel saw clearly the need for high-quality leadership. He fostered vital dialogue between politicians in the run-up to South Africa’s miraculously peaceful 1994 elections. Told with inimitable charm and humor, this is a personal story of family, friendship and faith, and beautifully demonstrates God’s love at work in the turbulence of Africa’s recent history.