Friday, February 10, 2012

Urgent Ministry Needs

Kudvumisa Clinic:  CHIPS reached operational capacity last year.  Hundreds served could be thousands with a local clinic. The vision for a community clinic and education centre buttressed by a business incubator remains the long term vision for bringing sustainable compassionate and holistic care into the impoverished and marginalized communities we work in in Swaziland.  You can help by donating to purchase the property to develop the three fold vision.  Visit kudvumisafoundation.org/RDAF/HowToContribute.asp to learn how to help.

CD4 Reagent:  CHIPS clients are impacted with the rest of the country with the lack of reagents for the machines that perform CD4 counts.  The CD4 count is an indicator of how far the HIV virus has progressed in attacking a person's immune system.  The lower the count, the more compromised the immune system is.  Without the ability to measure the CD4 count, patients can not be initiated onto the drugs to control the HIV virus until they physically start manifesting symptoms of full blown AIDS.  For many it will be too late.  For patients already on these drugs, there is no way to monitor if the drugs are effective or not.  Again until it is too late.  We are striving to raise funds to supply a minimal amount of the reagent for the hospital the CHIPS clients rely on.  If you can help, visit worldoutreach.org/missionaries/donate.php?m=Daran%20and%20Teresa%20Rehmeyer&i=111 .  To ensure donations for the CD4 reagent are allocated properly, please email us as well at daran@kudvumisaglass.com
UPDATE:   We have been assured that government stocks of CD4 reagent will be replenished in March.  We try not to be pessimistic about promises from Government.
Radical the Book

Recommended Reading

Here is a book we would highly recommend. It will push the envelope of our "comfortable" Christianity.

Favorite Verses

Actually the entire book of James is my favorite.  But we'll leave you with this:  Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food.  If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?  James 2: 15 & 16.
We are honored and privileged to be able to be here in Swaziland and do what we do.  We are thankful for the support and prayers of everyone who makes it possible.

P.S. - if you want to support our ministry, the fastest way is to make an Online Donation via www.WorldOutreach.org.  Go to "Donate" and select our name.  The system can process USA & International cards.  You can also set up automatic monthly gifts if you select the "Monthly" option.  Or simply mail your gift to World Outreach Ministries, PO Box B, Marietta, GA 30061 and designate for Daran & Teresa Rehmeyer, Fund Code #111.
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