Monday, November 17, 2014

Swaziland Update: Expansion of HIV Project

CHIPS Expansion & Section 19 in Vuvulane

CHIPS Expansion
We have expanded into several new communities recently and our medical outreach staff of HIV counselors and nurse is working hard to test and help everyone. We found them last week on the side of the road testing the road workers in the area.  The next day we went with them to a cattle dip tank where the farmers bring their cattle to run them through the water that is treated with tick, fly and parasite medicine.  It is mostly men that gather at the dip tank before the sun even rises.  So our staff go and set up the mobile clinic and gazebos and the men line up to test.  Where the ladies are present in the communities, the men will not test.  So we thought it was pretty clever of them to go to the dip tank to get the men to test!

Section 19 Sewing Group & Bible Study
Teresa's Bible study with the ladies at Section 19 is going well! She is enjoying teaching them and getting to know them!  They sit on the porch of one of the cement block one-room flats and sing, worship and pray together!  They are a special blessing to her!  Our staff is also growing in the Lord.  A few months back, we had a ministry team come from Kentucky that really spoke into their lives and encouraged them!  We have seen some growth in them spiritually since then.
The sewing with the ladies in 19 is an on-going project.  They are still making the bags that our Australian volunteer taught them to do.  She had to leave because she became ill.  Through this journey of her illness, God brought her to Him.  She has accepted the Lord and is now making preparations to come back on her own to work with us again in February!  Now she will come back not only to work with the women to sew, but to grow in the Lord with them!  She was diagnosed with an illness while she was here.  It was God ordained that she was diagnosed here and found Him through these terrible circumstances!  She has now gone home, gotten the medical, emotional and spiritual help that she needed and is ready to come back and be an advocate for women!  She wants to share her story and start support groups!  We believe that she will make an awesome impact on our projects here!

Thanksgiving in Swaziland
We will be hosting the third annual American Thanksgiving in Swaziland again here at our house in Mbabane.  It is a great time of sharing and fellowship for us as we get to share a wonderful American tradition of showing thanks with a lot of wonderful people, who just like us, will be far away from their families in the US. We are searching for turkeys even now!
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