•August 2, 2012 • Leave a Comment

What does it mean to visit a person with HIV in their home – and be with their family? Ryan tells us about his experience

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•August 2, 2012 • Leave a Comment

A participant of the Youth Against AIDS Day of Service which we held at the Jeevan Sahara Kendra – Thane shares her experiences of the day.

•August 2, 2012 • Leave a Comment

YAA Day of Service – July 2012 Edition!

•July 6, 2012 • Leave a Comment

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Its here again – an opportunity for young people to reach out and change lives!

YAA is organizing a Day of Service on the 28th of July 2012.

Do you want to put love into action?  Then come along.

12 hours of amazing experiences await you.  We start at 9 AM sharp at the Jeevan Sahara Kendra Centre (the old Lok Hospital building).  We end with a fellowship meal at 8 PM at night.  In between is a day that can change you Imageforever.

How?  We will match youth from different churches with families affected or at risk for HIV/AIDS.

You will get an opportunity to spend a day with them – helping, sharing, and understanding.

You will spend the bulk of the day with the affected/at risk families doing specific acts of service and kindness.

You will cook lunch together and eat with each other.

Talk, share and build friendships.  Friendships that can last a life-time.

We need you.

Call  Dilu at 9820585089 or 25899248 for more details.

Slow Fade – by Casting Crowns

•July 6, 2012 • Leave a Comment

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You have just heard…

•July 6, 2012 • Leave a Comment

You just heard that your neighbour has HIV! What do you feel? Are you disgusted? Angry? Do you remember all the bad things about that person? Do you think that God is punishing them?

ImageYou and I know every action we do affects our lives somehow. Ultimately, good actions end up with healthy consequences and likewise bad actions pay bitter consequences (Romans 6:23). So, in this manner, are we to draw a line saying that people with HIV deserve to go through their sufferings?

Hold on!!! Let’s ponder a thought before we strike a conclusion. Do innocent people suffer? Definitely! The answer is yes. What about people with HIV? Hmmm…

Confused??? Well, think of this. Many people do evil – and apparently live to enjoy it. But we know that in the end all of us have to face our God. In this life, there are some who suffer because of poor decisions they have made. We need to love them even if they are in a mess that they have made.

Sound familiar? All of us have suffered for our own sins. A person with HIV may have got it because of their own actions – or because of what someone else did (their spouse, or their pImagearent).

So what should be our Christian response be to our neighbour with HIV/AIDS? Should we neglect him or her? Certainly not! Our response should always be one of grace and mercy.

No matter how the disease was contracted, our responsibility is to be ministers of grace, love, mercy, and forgiveness. And do this in actions – not only in words. We have all sinned – and all need grace and help in our lives. Who are we to deny this from our neighbours with HIV? We certainly have no right or authority to say that HIV/AIDS is a specific judgment from God on a specific sin in a person.

Learned at least something?

ImageLet us join hands to do good things to everyone, even those rejected by others (Luke 10:29-37). The Good-news we share is still “the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes” (Romans 1:16 & 6:23).

But we need to put this into action. By speaking to and loving people who have HIV. Not condemning them.

We need you, God bless!

QUOTE: It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance. ~Elizabeth Taylor

Get the word out!

•March 15, 2011 • Leave a Comment