24 July 2019Student returns to say thank you
A year on from testing positive, a boy is much healthier and grateful to know his status.
“Now he is a fine looking young man, said international coordinator Tassie Ghata. “He and his mother recently visited our Jos headquarters to say thank you and let us know how he is doing.”
His mother was grateful when Grace & Light’s Jos volunteers visited the boy’s school in 2018 and tested him for HIV/ AIDS. She had struggled to know how to tell him both she and he were infected.
They are both now on drugs and the boy is receiving financial help for school fees from our fund for vulnerable students and is able to attend all lessons.
The Jos and Jalingo volunteer teams visited two secondary schools during May and June. In total 865 pupils heard Grace & Light’s message of social righteousness. Of these, 329 chose to be tested for HIV/AIDS with one testing positive. Six rededicated their lives to Christ and another nine made a first commitment.