Saturday, December 23, 2006

A Look At The Last 4 Months of Life Here

It is always good to reflect on things. Nature, a conversation, a good book, why I ate half a BBQ'd chicken last night? (why, oh why)? And since it is also the end of the year and you're kind of supposed to do it anyway, I thought I'd share my reflections with you!

So, what has happened the past 4 months with me? Well, I staffed this HIV/Aids school, which is supposed to train people to get out into HIV/Aids ministry and hopefully make a difference wherever they go. So, I hope and pray we did the best we could. And as for me personally? I think I've finally figured out what I want...Yah....To know God and to be known by Him and to somehow express His love and goodness to whatever world I happen to be in. Wherever God sends me, I have this to hold onto. Him and me and the journey. Not always clear; often not clear but why must I figure it out? Why not just live it?

So basically, after 4 months here, I've come back to the beginning of vision. It's all new. Anything can happen. And I'm OK with that.

Monday, December 04, 2006

World AIDS Day 2006

For World Aids Day we worked in conjunction with the police station next to Beautiful Gate and some local social workers. We performed a little skit about having hope while living with HIV. 1 in 4 people here are infected with HIV so it is important that while we raise awareness about how to prevent HIV infection, we also encourage those living with HIV that they can still have a full and happy life. ARV treatment makes it possible now for people to live much longer and to remain healthier for longer.

Our verse we quoted in the skit is 1 John 4:18 "There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear."

If you didn't know it was World Aids Day on December 1, I reccommend taking time to think about what HIV/Aids means in your life and what part you can play in helping to raise awareness and stopping the spread of this pandemic!