I wanted to let you all know about World AIDS Day this Wednesday and some things you can do to get involved!
First I want to tell you a story. A story about a pretty amazing family.
Meet the Twietmeyers. All 15 of them! Dan and I have had the privilege of hearing Carolyn speak and follow their ministry and family through Facebook and their organization Project HOPEFUL. Carolyn and Kiel have 7 biological children and 6 adopted children, 2 of whom are HIV+. This is one joyful, loving, passionate, and beautiful family. They have committed to spreading the word about the TRUTH regarding HIV/AIDS, a topic that is not discussed, and still remains highly stigmatized regardless of research and advances made within the medical community. They are even being featured in the December issue of People magazine and will be on CBS with Katie Couric tomorrow night. Their beautiful family has experienced God’s loving mercies in bringing them together and allowing them to be faithful advocates for the most marginalized orphan.
PLEASE check out Projecthopeful.org. Read the stories of this beautiful family, discover the real truth of HIV/AIDS. Please look at the pictures of many children who are waiting for their forever families and pray that God would speak into the lives of those who need to step up and bring these children home.
This week, please share the Truth Pandemic Video on your blog, on your Facebook, with your family and friends. If you have Facebook, change your status and profile picture according to the Project Hopeful website. Doing this will spread awareness, and knowledge is the key toward action. Be in persistent prayer this week for the millions of orphans around our world, many of whom have been devastatingly effected by HIV and AIDS. Please do your part.
“For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ “Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? ‘And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? ‘When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.'”– Matthew 25:35-40