November 29, 2012
I’m currently in Kenya on our CARE for AIDS staff retreat, learning and encouraging one another in this fight for life. Tomorrow we’ll be celebrating World Aids Day. This day is set aside to unite people and organizations all over the world to create awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. We also come together to celebrate the progress taking place as more people get involved and motivate others towards health and wholeness.
Here is how HIV/AIDS affects our Kenyan community:
- 1.5 million are infected in Kenya.
- 60% of orphans are a direct result of HIV/AIDS.
- People can now live more than 25 years given proper training, education, and support.
World AIDS Day is celebrated both locally and globally, so there are many ways you can get involved. Check with your local church to see if they’re doing something to support the community. Volunteer at a local nonprofit that may do this work. Share CARE for AIDS’ mission with a friend through a conversation or social media. Wear a red ribbon in honor of those fighting the disease.
We’ll also be participating in Georgia Gives a Day on December 6th which mobilizes local giving. We’d love for you to partner with us that day and ask others you know who would be passionate about our work to do the same. If you’d like and are able to give, click here. Help us celebrate World AIDS Day and support families in Kenya!
Justin and I will continue to be in Kenya after the staff retreat till December 7th. Please keep us and the team in your thoughts and prayers. We look forward to giving you a full report when we return about the work God’s allowing this team to be a part of!