Sunny day for an invigorating walk
This year’s UK fundraising walk has so far raised almost £1,000 towards HIV/ AIDS test kits that will be used in Nigeria during the second half of the year.
Twelve people joined us for our fundraising walk in June, including two visitors all the way from Auckland, New Zealand. We met at Rykas Café at the bottom of Box Hill for a nourishing breakfast before we set off.
HIV infection rates increasing
During Sunday visits to churches, volunteers are beginning to see new HIV cases, something that is concerning international coordinator Tassie Ghata.
“These are people who were not expecting to be HIV positive and are shocked to find that they are. There is a pattern.
Faithful volunteer teams
New volunteer teams in the North East continue to visit congregations to share the gospel and test for HIV/ AIDS. Between them Potiskam, Biu and Damaturu teams have faithfully visited seven churches since February.
“Congregations and families are happy we are visiting and providing testing as the government is fully focused on defeating Boko Haram in the area,” said Tassie Ghata. “The government has its hand full dealing with problems in the internally displaced people camps and can’t manage HIV issues as well.
Monitoring visit to support Yola workers
Persecution is an increasing challenge for Christians in north eastern Nigeria, with Grace & Light teaching how Christians should respond in ways that honour God.
Local congregations and their leaders in Yola appreciate support from our Yola team workers Tony Sudan and Tari Bitrus, plus volunteer team members. They in turn need encouragement from our Jos headquarters.