Certainly we see in this video that HIV/AIDS in the United States is NOT going away quietly- that this challenge will be with us for many, many years. But it is up to each individual to live life “safely” with wisdom. Do not do those things that lead to infection but He Intends Victory challenges you to live life by living God’s way!!
Team VBS – 11 volunteers
We had 423 AIDS orphans attend our Jesus is My King Vacation Bible School. VBS is rarely done in Africa and never for AIDS orphans. We did it 7 times in 2 countries and 3 languages. These are kids who have never had a birthday gift or experienced a Christmas morning. They each each got a colored wristband, a turquoise t-shirt, they learned 4 songs with motions and dancing, they got skits, and stories about Jesus our King, they did crafts, got de-worm pills, and got lunch (kids never eat lunch in Africa) WITH a soda (I insisted that they get this treat!), a baggie with a cross, pencils, a pen, a toy, and lots of other stuff all in the name of Jesus. Huge success.
Team Medical/Care Outreach – 11 volunteers
We did medical/care outreach to those with HIV in our Support Groups in the remote villages with our Doctor and 3 nurses who evaluated, and saw approximately 700+ people where we then provided medications needed for their ailments from our own pharmacy. These with the rest from our Support groups that we saw (another 1000+ people) received numerous items including blankets, mosquito nets, beans, rice, sugar, clothing, flip-flops, hoes, machetes, de-worm pills, and baggies (1000) filled with toothbrushes, pens, pencils, clothespins, toys and much more and always a hug in Jesus name.
We gave Charles Kasaija, our Staff Worker in Ft. Portal, a new Yamaha motorbike. We also bought our Country Director, Pastor Moses Drake Luswata, a new motorbike. We gave the Leon Holmstrom School a new water system and 1000 gallon tank. We gave Bishop Benezeri Kisembo a one year supply of a very expensive eye medication needed for his eyes. We provided a new solar-powered projector for HIV Uganda and a traditional projection system for HIV Kenya. We provided a 1000 gallon water tank for our a church in Nalimawa, Uganda where our Support Groups meet and 5 500 gallon tanks in Nagamuli for our Support Group leaders in this extremely remote area in the Kamuli District.
And we did a lot more. We gave out 100 goats, 400 T-shirts with Terry’s Kids logos and Jesus is My King and on and on… God is good!!!!!
- Bruce A. SonnenbergRead More
For HIVAfrica 2013, our mission (June27 – July 14) will be a little different. We are dividing into 2 teams of 11 people (from 8 states).
Team Medical and Care Outreach will go forward as we regularly do with our Team leader and doctor, Kathy O’Connell, three nurses, and support persons who will distribute blankets, mosquito nets, worm pills, medications, clothing, hoes, machetes, seeds, mattresses and a million hugs in the name of Jesus.
The Vacation Bible School (VBS) Team will do something well-known in America amongst most churches, but rarely if ever done in Africa, especially for AIDS orphans. Team VBS will be serving 420 AIDS orphans with fun, crafts, T-shirts, lunch, skits, games and a million hugs in the name of Jesus. This is a huge undertaking doing it 7 times in two countries and three languages! Led by Joni Sonnenberg, Lori Buccino, and Amy Bringhurst this team will break ground in the hearts of those children so often forgotten completely about.
Over the 18 days, the team hopes to share the Gospel of Jesus in very real demonstrations of God’s love to over 3000 people.Read More
Would you like to support Terrys Kids, the AIDS orphans of Uganda? By purchasing this CD they have recorded, they hope to raise awareness of the disease and raise funds to support the ministry that helps them live, everyday. Won’t you please help spread the hope of Jesus Christ, to those affected and infected with HIV/AIDS.