Francine Masuka distributing clothes to orphans
AIDS is a leading cause of death, nationwide, in African communities. The number one reason we are dying is that our people choose to be and remain ignorant about this disease. By adapting a "This can’t happen to me" attitude, we are dying of ignorance.
The African community has a long way to go in the areas of HIV/AIDS education and the support of HIV/AIDS patients. It is up to us as a church of Christ to teach, support and reach out to our loved ones, our friends and extended family members and offer non-judgmental support and comfort. If we don’t, who will?
For this reason, my couple decided on this anniversary to support orphans and women who are facing the challenges of HIV/AIDS. We distributed clothes and counseling. HIV/AIDS continued to wreak havoc on Africans. How can we rest when young mothers whose hope of remaining healthy to bring up their children is eroded by a virus that we can control?
The World AIDS day whose theme was “getting to zero” must be empowered and safe havens created in institutions of learning to free them from the burden of HIV/AIDS. Children are our future; their mothers are its custodians. I wish you will join us towards a shared vision where no mother or child shall die from preventable causes and a future with zero new HIV infections, zero AIDS related deaths and zero AIDS related stigma. I call you my friend in God’s mission to fight strongly the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS. By doing so, we will help curb the spread of the pandemic that threatens to tear us apart and undermine the fundamental values that families are built on.
Our support provides:
- Food and clean water
- Prevention education
- Educational opportunities
- Important life-skills training
- Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.
When you sponsor a child, you'll receive your child's photo, personal story and a child. When children find out they've been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.
Remember to support us anytime at this advance number # 3021390 at www.umcmission.org . This program will be based now in Cote D’Ivoire, where the church is assisting people to fight HIV/AIDS.