Ray Lewis on OWN's "Operation Change"

Former Raven Ray Lewis is part of a group of current and former NFL players featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network's "Operation Change," where they try to find sustainable water sources in Africa. (Handout photo / July 7, 2014)

Ray Lewis was always viewed as something of a messianic figure here in Baltimore.

Tonight, we can watch him try to expand his influence to the African nation of Tanzania, where he and a group of NFL stars were filmed for the Oprah Winfrey Network show “Operation Change” working with a group trying to find water for the Maasai tribe.

The episode features Lewis, Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald, Minnesota Vikings receiver Greg Jennings, and former Bears defensive tackle Tommie Harris working with the aid group WorldServe to try and find a sustainable water source in the area.

Lewis, now with ESPN, isn’t featured much in the trailer, but if the Oprah Winfrey Network is your thing and you need a dose of Ray Lewis in your life, feel free to let me know how the episode turns out.

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