Mr. Obang Metho’s Keynote Speech at the 4th Annual Ethiopian Heritage Society of North America (EHSNA), Washington, D.C.
July 26, 2014
“….. This is my main point today: when we make decisions based on God-given moral values and principles, we will pass on a legacy that will bless those who come after us. If we allow our consciences to be corrupted, what we pass on to the next generation will become a curse to them. We have not inherited a perfect heritage. We are not responsible for that, but we are responsible for what we do now. How can we make God-honoring moral decisions today to bring healing and a future to Ethiopia? People who rise above circumstances to make the moral decision, usually in a time of crisis or under great pressure, become our heroes and heroines of the future.
One person can make a difference; and oftentimes, that person does not understand all that is at stake.
For example, let me start with someone who is very close to us today, Captain Guta Dinka, one of our real Ethiopian heroes. Captain Guta is now a man known for his moral courage, integrity and values for a decision he made in 1962. That decision affected the lives of millions of people and has inspired many, but at the time, little did he know the impact of that decision….”
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