Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Speaking up

We were in a small Bible study that we have each Tuesday night at Shanti - our JSK staff member's home.

Rupa (name changed as usual) said that she wanted to say something at the end.  She did.  She told the small group that her CD4 count had gone up.  She is very grateful to Jesus for answered prayers.  She has not had to start medicine - and with her CD4 counts up - it looks like it will be quite a while before she needs to begin.  Great news!

Rupa and her husband have been trying to have a child.  So far after 5 years of marriage they are still childless.  Rupa and all of us are praying for her.  But there in the small evening meeting she opened up about her HIV condition as if it was the most normal thing in the world.

We are grateful for any opportunity people with HIV have to speak out.  There were people in the room with HIV - and those without.  But we were united in prayer. 

Hats off to Rupa.  We are proud of our sisters and brothers who are breaking the silence!

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