Africa to America Productions
On January 31, 2013, the Mayor’s Recognition Award was presented by the Mayor and Board of Trustees of Hempstead, New York, for the development of the African Mayors Business Forum, establishing social and economic ties with the African continent.
For almost ten years, various delegations from Africa have been hosted at events at the United Nations Headquarters, New York. Recently, there has been an expansion to include delegations to Europe. For this reason, a sister organization was incorporated, Euro Vision Ventures, to focus on events and projects in Europe. The organization is geared towards international networking and global development.
Euro Vision Ventures
For almost ten years, Africa to America Productions has organized various events, delegations and tours for groups from Africa to North America, as well as parts of Europe. On January 31, 2013, the Mayor’s Recognition Award was presented by the Mayor and Board of Trustees of Hempstead, New York, for the development of the African Mayors Business Forum, establishing social and economic ties with the African continent.
Euro Vision Ventures has set up a base in Europe to facilitate international travel, education abroad and pilgrimage missions.
The company is the official representative of Milano School of Business based in Milan, Italy. It is also authorized to organize Christian Pilgrimage to holy sites in Israel, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Jordan and Egypt.
Holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims, Jerusalem’s Old City is one of the world’s foremost pilgrimage destinations. A repository of sacred buildings and relics, it is a place where the descriptor ‘living history’ really does apply – here you can walk in the footsteps of prophets, pray in buildings constructed by order of caliphs and kings, and overnight in hospices where Crusaders and cardinals have slumbered. The soundtrack is of church bells, the muezzin’s call and the shofar (ram’s horn), and the streets smell of everything from church incense to the heady aromas of the spice souq (market). It is a sensory and spiritual experience unlike any other.
Rome / Vatican City
The Vatican City is a popular destination for tourists, especially Christians wishing to see the Pope or practice their faith. Pilgrims will most often visit the Vatican City at special moments in the liturgical year, such as Christmas or Easter, or during important periods such as the proclamation of a holy year or the funeral and election of a pope. Being the centre of the Roman Catholic faith, the Vatican houses some of the most beautiful masterpieces of art in places such as the Sistine Chapel.
For many generations Christians, or those who simply have an interest in Church history and traditions, have travelled to the western part of Turkey, which was known as Asia Minor in the biblical times. The area is known for the 7 churches of the Book of Revelation. Apostle Paul travelled to the area several times. Near Ephesus, there is a house where Mary, the mother of Jesus, is said to have spent her last years. Ephesus and the surrounding areas had a history of spiritual awakening and revival.