Refresher course – we needed that! November 2015
As God provided more funds, we were able to start going out to churches again, and as people thought they were rusty, they requested a refresher course. We all taught the basics of what we have based our ministry on, the material from HIV HOPE, a book and curriculum designed by Duane Crumb and the Word of God. People were now armed and ready to resume their roles as teachers, counselors, supporters.
May the Church be the Church. – January 2016
The Friend Indeed Ministry (ALMA or The Association Le Meilleur Ami)
An HIV/AIDS ministry
We are focused on providing compassion, care, counseling and support to folks who are HIV+ or who have AIDS. We meet them where they are, when others have left, when others don’t understand, when they’ve given up hope. God has opened our eyes to this great need here in Togo and West Africa and we have said, “here we are, send us”. We meet many in the mission hospital where we work, we meet them in public clinics, support groups, communities, schools and churches. And because we believe, as believers, that we should BE the ones to show compassion and make a difference, that our prevention and education efforts should be focused in the CHURCH, drawing others in to hear about something for which they have so many questions, and sharing the Gospel with them at the same time. We teach as often as our funds allow, using skits, and presentations, Q&A, and helping Christians see they ARE ministering to the least of these, when they reach out to someone who is positive. We show them their role as the church and they have many questions. We thank God for allowing us to cover our Jerusalem (Kloto region) and soon will be teaching two volunteers in each church to teach and reach out in their community as their ministry in the church. We then will head south to Lome and north to Mango, as God brings funds in. Thank Him with us that He has allowed us to go to over 50 churches, also several conferences, high schools and soccer matches to share about HIV/AIDS and Jesus who gives hope!! Here are a few pics to enjoy!