“East African Safari,” New Era, Feb. 1974, 20
At age 17, Kevin Knight, a priest in the Valley View Tenth Ward (Salt Lake City), has already proved himself to be a young man of unusual accomplishment and ability. This past summer Kevin was awarded third place in the Exploring Magazine Contest. Because of Kevin’s accomplishments as a student, Church member, and Scout, and because of his penetrating essay on East Africa, he was chosen to make a safari into East Africa to view the people, the country, and the wildlife. Kevin feels deeply about the problems and challenges of African people and wildlife and expresses his feelings through some beautiful photographs and thoughts that he now shares with you.
“The spectacular wildlife of Africa will leave a lifelong imprint on my mind. I more fully feel the value of God’s creatures and the need to preserve them.”
“Experiencing the animal wonders of East Africa is an excellent way to see the beauty in all living things. The aesthetic sense of man can be dulled after centuries of life in cities. Seeing the beauty of an area untouched by civilization instills a sense of destiny and a feeling of respect for the Creator of these natural wonders.”
“The traditional attitude of the Africans toward game animals has been that of depending on them for food and other necessities. This attitude is evident in the Swahili phrase ‘nyama ya mungu,’ which means ‘meat of God.’”
“East African wildlife reserves are some of the last places remaining on earth where man is still an intruder.”