Why Adjoa Andoh is counting on Christian Aid's Lent 'blessings'

By staff writers
18 Feb 2010

The actor Adjoa Andoh, who stars in the new Academy Award-nominated movie Invictus, alongside Morgan Freeman, is supporting Christian Aid’s Count Your Blessings Lent campaign for 2010.

Andoh, who plays Nelson Mandela’s chief of staff Brenda Mazibuko, has recorded seven audio reflections for Premier Christian Radio which will be broadcast in the six weeks leading up to Easter, and during Holy Week.

Andoh said: "Perhaps this Lent instead of giving something up, we can be inspired by the Count Your Blessings campaign to share our blessings, by giving to some of the inspirational work being done around the world."

The Count Your Blessings campaign is running from 16 February until 4 April 2010 and is based around seven themes: The Next Meal, A Decent Living, Living Water, Tomorrow’s Child, Our Changing Climate, Rights & Justice and Life in the Holy Land.

Resources from Christian Aid, which are being backed and promoted by Ekklesia, can be found here: http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/ad/redirect/11208/ They include a Lent film, prayers and a calendar.

Adjoa Andoh has been a keen supporter of Christian Aid for some time. She has involved herself in the Trade Justice campaign with Ronan Keating and Damian Lewis since 2004.

The star has acted regularly in dramas on different platforms including Casualty, EastEnders and Dr Who on television. She played Condoleeza Rice in Sir David Hare’s play about the Iraq war, Stuff Happens.

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