Asante Children’s Choir Concert

April 14, 2015

Living Hope Bible Church hosts Asante Children’s Choir

April 6, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. April 6, 2015

The Asante Children’s Choir, a group from Africa, are making a stop in Issaquah while on its Jericho Tour across the U.S.

The choir will have a free concert at 7:30 p.m. April 10 at the Living Hope Bible Church, 205 Mountain Park Blvd. S.W.

The Asante Children’s Choir is made up of children from East Africa, a region recovering from years of civil war and genocide that have claimed millions of lives, and leaving thousands of children and women as orphans and widows.

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Out of Africa

January 14, 2014

Issaquah family gets the most from their trip —

Many people travel to Africa to sightsee, or to go on safaris. But Issaquah’s Leist family had a different agenda.

The family explored parts of Africa in a Land Cruiser stocked with camping equipment this past summer and focused on the culture and the people.

Photos by the Leist Family Maggie, Scott and Anna Leist (from left) pretend to lift an enormous boulder over their heads in the Rhodes Matopos National Park in Zimbabwe. The rock formations are all over the southern part of the country. At top, a Zimbabwean man waves a pinkie finger that he had dipped in ink to show on Election Day last July that he had already voted in his nation’s presidential race.

Photos by the Leist Family
Maggie, Scott and Anna Leist (from left) pretend to lift an enormous boulder over their heads in the Rhodes Matopos National Park in Zimbabwe. The rock formations are all over the southern part of the country. At top, a Zimbabwean man waves a pinkie finger that he had dipped in ink to show on Election Day last July that he had already voted in his nation’s presidential race.

Scott, Sally, Maggie (15) and Anna (12) Leist, along with some family friends, spent five weeks visiting Johannesburg, South Africa, the coast of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Kenya. About one-third of that time was spent driving from place to place and sleeping in tents on top of their rental car.

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AFRICAN ODYSSEY

October 22, 2013

Issaquah author recounts her life on the sub continent

Issaquah resident Roberta Scholdan holds a special affinity for the African continent, a place with an endless supply of her interests in wildlife, ancient civilizations and archaeology.

By Christina Corrales-Toy Issaquah author Roberta Scholdan tells the stories of her travels to the African continent in her book ‘Echoes of my African Heart.’

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Issaquah author Roberta Scholdan tells the stories of her travels to the African continent in her book ‘Echoes of my African Heart.’

She called Kenya home for seven years, beginning in 1990, and during that time she came face-to-face with elephants, experienced the fear of getting stalked by a pride of aggressive lions and met a culture of people that to this day, holds a special place in her heart.

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