Canadian Reformed World Relief Fund
PO Box 85225, Burlington ON, L7R 4K4

What is being done?

In 2000 the Khothatsong AIDS Committee was formed by members of the Free Reformed Church in South Africa with the goal of bringing Christian-based care and support to the victims of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The volunteer committee oversees the running of the program while a volunteer nurse attends the project weekly to supervise the work of paid home based carers, a spiritual carer and a gardener.  From an office in Shoshanguve the carers visit people in their homes to check in, provide medications, organize clinic visits, and provide education and support.  Weekly support groups are held for those addicted to drugs and for caregivers. People are trained and supported to plant gardens on their plots to provide the vegetables needed to ensure that the HIV medications are effective.  Together the project staff do over 2,400 visits per year. CRWRF supports the work of the Khothatsong AIDS committee by contributing to the salary costs of the paid staff.

 

Prayer Requests

- Thank the Lord that He has given all the volunteers the strength and courage to work on this project. - Pray for South Africa and its many challenges including poverty and unrest, and for wisdom and protection for the carers and volunteers in dealing with this situation. - Pray for guidance to show them the way forward in reaching patients in need of their care.

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