All posts tagged "HIV-AIDS prevention and care"

Day of Hope – WFRN Radio, Elkhart/Indiana


Would you please pray for me the next few days? I’m planning to be on-air in Indiana (Elkhart/South Bend) at WFRN Radio raising awareness and funds for Cross International. Our focus will be providing for critical care orphans and children in Mozambique, Africa.  Only $68 provides food, clothes, preventative medical care, educational expenses, or other basic needs of one child for an entire year. Many of these kids have been orphaned by the African AIDS epidemic. To stream WFRN live during the broadcast (Tuesday & Wednesday), go here. Read the story here of 16-year-old Sandra and her siblings – ages, 12, 10, and 6. To support one child for an entire year for $68, go here. Thanks.


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African orphan support – $68/year


Here’s a wonderful opportunity for you to become faithful with a little: The Reencontro Orphans Project in Mozambique provides direct support to more than 7000 orphans and other vulnerable children in Mozambique, Africa. Reencontro is composed of local Christian laypersons and cares for these children, many of whom have lost parents to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Incredibly enough, $68 provides food, clothing, health care, education or other essentials for a child for approximately one year. Orphans receive food, education, citizenship registration (documentation they need in order to attend school), healthcare, housing, vocational training, income generation projects, and spiritual and psychological counseling. Would you and your worship team be willing to be musical advocates for the Reencontro Orphans Project this fall? If you would present a song during one of your services in September or October, I will provide you brochures, free music, free DVD/audio tracks to support these parentless children in Mozambique. Every single dime raised from your event will go directly to the Reencontro orphans. Call me for details:  1-800-391-8545 ext. 174. Download details on Reencontro here:  Reencontro Orphans Click here for music samples Click here to preview DVD accompaniment tracks Click here to order free music


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Haitian orphan support: $23.50/month


The World Harvest Children’s Home in Cazeau, Haiti provides food, medicine, and care to 80 orphaned, sick, and handicapped children in Cazeau, Haiti. Here’s the description: Traveling to remote, impoverished villages, founder Miriam Fredericks rescues handicapped, abandoned, and starving children – children so hungry they are unable to walk or even crawl, with little bodies ravaged by TB, malaria or dysentery. Though some are so ill they do not survive the trip back to the orphanage, so far more than 100 children have survived and been carefully, lovingly, nurtured back to health. Gifts contributed to World Harvest Children’s home help Miriam and her staff meet these children’s nutritional and medical needs, and give them a loving, caring place to live. For $23.50 per month or $282 per year, you can provide one child with: Three nutritious daily meals Tuition to attend local public school Proper medical care Bible instruction and education Would you and your worship team be willing to present a song on their behalf? If you could present a song and pass out our brochures during one of your services this fall, every dollar will go to the World Harvest Children’s Home in Haiti. I will happily provide free materials for your music department and information for the congregation on the impact they can have for the orphans in Haiti. Just contact me for details and free music.


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African 15-year-old AIDS orphan triumphs


Our African project officer, Jim Kline, recently returned from a several-week trip to Africa where he met He visited the Reencontro orphan project in Mozambique, which provides care to about 7,000 orphans and vulnerable children in Maputo, including Zeinabo, a 15-year-old double AIDS orphan (below). Zeinabo moved in with her aunt after her parents died and split her day between a vocational tailoring program at Reencontro and her many chores at home. However, her aunt became angry that she was spending so much time at the training program — time she could have spend doing chores.   One day in a rage, she poured hot water on Zeinabo’s feet, thinking it would prevent her from making the long walk to Reencontro. But what was intended for evil, God turned to good! Read the rest of the story from CrossFieldBlog.org here.


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Showing commitment


In the youth building at Saddleback (called The Refinery), there is evidence of the church’s strong commitment to the  poorest of the poor. This wall-sized mural focusing on HIV/AIDS infected and affected people features prominently towards the entrance.  Some of the quotes are worth repeating here: Will you make the invisible God visible by being His hands and feet in this broken world? Disturbed:  Truly seeing the world in which we live and moving into action Can you make out the James 1:27 reference in the photo concerning “orphans and widows”?


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Christian radio supporting Cross International


Please pray for our efforts this month with a large number of Christian radio stations across the U-S. We are working with several radio stations and programs in extending a helping hand to African orphans. Each gift can provide food, clothing, preventative medical care, school expenses, or meet other basic needs of a child-for an entire year. Click here to learn more


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$4.8 million launches Haiti HIV/AIDS prevention/care program


Something we’re pretty excited about: First Government Grant Will Help Cross Launch New HIV Prevention and Care Program for Haiti’s Poor POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (December 1, 2008) – Cross International, a South Florida-based humanitarian agency, has been awarded a $4.8 million grant from the U.S. government for a new program to prevent the spread of AIDS in Haiti and provide care to orphans and vulnerable children affected by the disease. The grant, announced today for World AIDS Day, is the largest Cross has received to date and marks an important step in the young organization’s growth. “This is the biggest single grant in the history of Cross, a real landmark in the seven years since we began serving the poor,” Cross President Jim Cavnar said. “The competition was tough, and the fact that we were chosen says a lot about our work and how much we have matured as a ministry.” Full release here.


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