Sit back, relax, and enjoy radio, television, and newspaper interviews about I Am That Child, along with recent book reviews and press releases. You'll also find internet videos here made at the request of diverse organizations like ChurchNext.org and BornLikeThis.org. Feel free to use this material with your book club or group, and let me hear from you on my Contact page!
Two topics took center stage this summer at the International AIDS Conference in the U.S.—an AIDS cure, possibly within our reach, and with it, the beginning of an AIDS-free generation.
Interview on "Conversations with Lizz Sommars" on July 29, 2012
As aired on The Mountain 103.7 in Seattle, Washington
Interview on "Sunday Mornings with Kate Daniel" on May 13, 2012
As aired on KRWM 106.9 Warm Radio in the Greater Puget Sound Area
Changing The World – One Person At A Time
April 24, 2012
Three American women put their faith into action in a remote village in West Africa and proved that we can change our world for the better – one person at a time. Author and Episcopal Priest, Elizabeth Geitz, was one of these women who made the pilgrimage to an orphanage in Cameroon, West Africa, and in her latest book, I Am That Child: Changing Hearts and Changing the World (Morehouse), she shares with readers how it changed her own life forever. Read More...
An Interview With Elizabeth Geitz Author of I Am That Child: Changing Hearts and Changing Minds
April 22, 2012 | By Mara MacSeoinin
We’re all too accustomed to the images of Africa beamed into our television sets: listless mothers holding fly-covered, emaciated children with sunken weary eyes. Africa ceases to be a continent and becomes a country of the dispossessed, the war-torn and the famished. We mitigate our guilt by giving a little money, or sponsoring a child, or we turn off the television entirely, so bombarded by stock images of suffering that we are incapable of empathy. Read More...
"Believe" Radio Show with Barbara Bruce
As aired on April 15th White Mountain Radio, Arizona
Interview with Dr. Doris Jeanette, holistic psychologist, on "Live at the Edge"
As aired on www.LadybugLive.com on April 2, 2012
Interview with Rick Walker on "Power Talk"
As aired on KVRK Christian Rock 89.7 Power FM on April 1, 2012
Nun's Struggles Helping Cameroon Orphans Get Focus in Milford Gallery
March 16, 2012 | By Jessica Cohen of the Pocono Record
Babies often arrive in taxis at the Good Shepherd Home for Orphans in Cameroon these days, sent by relatives or by anyone who finds them.
But the boy who sparked the idea for the orphanage was found sleeping on the street in Yaounde, Cameroon's capital by Sister Jane Mankaa. She was recently at the Artery Gallery in Milford for a gathering to celebrate a book about her founding of the orphanage — "I Am That Child" by Elizabeth Geitz. Read more...
I Am That Child Paints Real Faces of AIDS, Poverty, and Sexism as
Encountered on Cameroon Mission
March 11, 2012
What do Mission and Outreach really look like? How tall are they? Male or female? And when does "putting faith into action" mean reaching out far beyond our wallet or comfortable lifestyle? In I Am That Child, Elizabeth Geitz helps answer these questions as she fleshes out the human faces of AIDS, poverty and sexism as experienced first-hand in an orphanage in Cameroon, West Africa. Read more...
Television Interview BRCTV-13
March 1, 2012
"I Am That Child" Tells Story Of African AIDS Orphans
March 1, 2012| By Ken Baumel of the Pike County Dispatch
A book by Shohola resident Elizabeth Geitz about the founder of a West African orphanage for children whose parents died from AIDS has triggered an avalanche of local responses in just a few days following a book launch and fund raiser held at The Artery in Milford Borough. Read More...
The 2 Most Important Things A Church Can Do to Grow
An Interview by Chris Yaw, TV reporter and producer
Do you want a congregation filled with people who routinely invite others to church? Who doesn't? Veteran church growth pastor and author Elizabeth Geitz explains what she means by motivation and invitation as she outlines a program that had her adding dozens of new families to her church every year.
Elizabeth is the author of six books, including Entertaining Angels and Fireweed Evangelism that are two of the best books out about practical hospitality. She knows how to grow a congregation. When she gives advice, I listen.
I was immediately drawn to Elizabeth when I found her book, Fireweed Evangelism. In it she gives practical advice about how churches can establish and jump-start their hospitality ministries. She has a real gift at being able to communicate these important ideas to pastors like me. That's why I wanted to sit down and do a 1 hour interview with her. And boy was it worth it. I have a couple of ideas I am going to take right away to my hospitality team.
Visit Chris Yaw's dynamic website Grow My Church to see additional interviews.
An Important Message for Gay and Lesbian Youth and Those Who Love Them
"A recent poll* found that 1/3 of Americans believe religious messages about homosexuality have "a lot" to do with the high suicide rates of gay and lesbian teens. It's time religious leaders did something about that," Elizabeth Geitz stated.
Elizabeth is honored to have been asked by the Rev. Dr. Patrick Malloy, to participate in a ground-breaking movement to reach out to LGBTQ youth. BornLikeThis.org is an organization for youth by youth that plans to change the way society views LGBTQ youth and the way LGBTQ youth view themselves. View Elizabeth's video message here as commissioned by and seen on bornlikethis.org and visit their website. You'll be glad you did.
*The poll was conducted by Public Religion Research Institute/Religion News Service iin October 2010