JSK CCC

December 15, 2011

 


Getting the word out – getting to Zero!

December 5, 2011

World AIDS Day 2011 has an electric slogan – getting to zero!

We want to see a world in 2015 where there are:

– Zero new HIV infections

– Zero discrimination

– Zero AIDS-related deaths

Is this even possible?

We believe it is.

If we work hard and pray hard – God can help us do what seems beyond possible!

Here are a few snap-shots of what Jeevan Sahara Kendra did over the World AIDS Day week – and the Mumbai AIDS Sunday activities that the CORINTH network help run all over Mumbai.

 

World AIDS Day – AIDS Rally – Airoli

Daniel Kautikkar – senior JSK staff member – participates with members of local prayer groups who have come together to tell others about HIV and what can be done.

 

World AIDS Day – Street plays performed by volunteers and JSK staff in different parts of Thane.

JSK volunteers and staff practice before hitting the streets of Thane – plays were performed at 11 locations in Thane.

 

World AIDS Day – Pray to End AIDS meeting at St. Pius X high-school, Mulund

A deeply moving time.  People from different churches and prayer groups gathered together to hear about what they can do to love people with HIV.  Stirring songs set the stage. People who were living with HIV courageously told stories of hope.  There were many tears.  After hearing a message from the Bible about what God wants of us – all present prayed specific prayers to see the end of AIDS.  And for us to be the answer to these prayers!

 

CORINTH AIDS Mela – at Warner Memorial Methodist Church, Kurla

The CORINTH AIDS Mela brought together 10 different organisations who are doing compassionate and consistent HIV care and prevention work in the greater Mumbai area.

The event was an eye-opener to the depth of the response that the different NGO members CORINTH network are involved in.

The public was able to see films about HIV, get literature on HIV, take part in a poster contest, purchase handicrafts made by HIV positive people, play educational games and finally be challenged by a stirring evening meeting in the church.

Moses Kasbe of JSK helps mela participants play an educational game that teaches about the need for HIV testing.

 

Sandhya, Peter and Agnes from the JSK staff team share some of the HIV resources that JSK has with Mr. Pradip and Major Cornelius of the Salvation Army’s CARE programme.

So there we have it.  Jeevan Sahara’s contribution over the World AIDS Day 2011 week toward seeing us Getting to Zero.  The Bible says that nothing is too difficult for God!