Swaziland has one of the highest rates of AIDS/HIV in the world. The caregivers there, however, don’t have the common resources that most have to keep themselves safe as they take care of people suffering from HIV/AIDS such as latex gloves.
At Urbana 2012, the 16,000 participants spent our evening hearing stories from Swaziland and putting together medical care kits for the people there through World Vision. In total, we created 32,000 medical kits for caregivers. We also wrote personal notes for every single kit. The kits were put in boxes, and then they were put into big metal shipping crates.
To hear the personal story of one of these caregivers in Swaziland, watch the video below.
One of my favorite parts is when she talks about coming and asking from them. Hospitality is so key to ministry, especially when it is a ministry of humility. People want to be able to give and help one another, and we should always give opportunity for people to bless us even when we are going to bless them.
“Love is an expensive word.”