22 million adults and children with hiv/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa
1,000,000 in Uganda alone
Staggering, isn't it? Hard to fathom and really wrap my mind around this large of a number.
Until I see a face. May I ask you to substitute a face and a name with those overwhelming statistics? Maybe this way, we may start to care. . .to stop, to pray. . .to do something
This is Rose. Both of her parents died of AIDS. She is now living at Pastor John's orphanage (a possible sponsorship site!). She is not only an AIDS orphan, but an innocent child living with this disease that may kill her. Look into her eyes. . .replace her face with the nameless/faceless statistic
This is Joshua. He is 18 months old and living temporarily at Amicet, a ministry that helps children get healthy and on ARVs (Anti-Retro-Viral Meds) and then places them back home with much support. Look at his eyes. . .let them change the way you think of the AIDS pandemic, they sure changed me.