Hello :) This summer I've been given the opportunity to be a part of what I believe will be a life altering experience. May 13-29, 2013, I will be a member of a HIV/AIDS Ministry Team going to Africa in a region called Manzini,Swaziland! Swaziland has the highest HIV and TB rates worldwide. 42% of the women of childbearing age are HIV positive. 50% of the children under the age of 18 are orphans. The UN predicts that the Swazi people will be EXTINCT by 2040 without intensive intervention!
Our team's primary work
will be with The Luke Commission. This ministry brings free medical
care and HIV/AIDS testing to communities all over Swaziland. We will set-up
portable clinics every other day, using the days in between to restock, rest,
and recover. The situation is changing on the ground, so these projects
may change as we get closer, but we are praying and planning towards these
projects at this time.
As a part of this opportunity I am hoping to raise support. Each member of the team needs to raise $3,000 to make this trip possible. These funds will help with the projects we intend to do in Africa and day to day living. Please view my request for your support not only as a way to cover my costs and living expenses but also as a way to invite you to participate in the lives and stories of countless individuals and communities that are in need. It only takes $10 in Swaziland for a patient to receive HIV/TB tests. This can mean life or death for an individual. Any amount, big or small, will make a difference. If you are not in a position to give financially, I appreciate and value your prayer and moral support, just as much! Thank you in advance for your support, prayers, and generosity!
If you have any questions feel free to email me at [email redacted]
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