There comes a time when each one of us has to face the truth.
For some of us, it is when we get a laboratory report – we have been tested for the HIV anti-body. The test result tells us that our body has the HIV virus. We are HIV positive.
What shall I do? Where should I go? Who should I tell? What will happen to me? To my loved ones? To those who I dream about looking after?
So many questions crowd into our minds.
We have heard that HIV is a dreadful disease – but never thought I would have it – or someone that we love has it.
Stop. Take a deep breath. Think. Pray.
It is really, really important not to give up HOPE.
Whether it is the doctors and social workers at Jeevan Sahara Kendra, or dedicated people in other places – there are people who love you and want the very best for you.
HIV/AIDS is a serious condition – lets not deny this – but there are many things that can be done these days. At Jeevan Sahara Kendra we have been working with families who have HIV for 7 years now – and have seen some wonderful transformations take place.
The important thing is not to give up hope. And not to give in to despair. To fight against the lies that whisper in our ears: ‘what’s the use?’ ‘nobody loves me’ ‘I am a failure and a hindrance to others’ and many such lies.
Living with HIV/AIDS is not easy – but it is being done – by many wonderful and courageous people all around us. We want to help you if you have questions. Please contact us at any time – you are valuable and precious.
If you do not have HIV, or do not have someone with HIV in your family – would you consider ‘adopting’ someone wtih HIV into your family? You can pray for them – meet them and bless them in so many ways. Besides the help that our brothers and sisters with HIV need – we all need to be thanking God for His kindness to us each day. Please contact us about how we can help facilitate this for you.
We all need hope. To move forward. To live today.
Live in Hope!
written on Good Friday 2009