The HIV-AIDS statistics in Africa are horrific.
The HIV-AIDS virus in Africa is not limited to any one section of the population - it knows and respects no boundaries.
Aids is already the grim reaper on the Goldfields,
more then half of all deaths recorded monthly
at the Goldfields Regional Hospital
can be linked to the HIV-AIDS virus.

BUT why this page on HIV-AIDS, you may ask ?
BECAUSE of the fact, that every one knows
and is aware that there is "only one way"
that one can contact the HIV-AIDS
virus there is a stigma attached to all those afflicted with the virus.
Those suffering from the virus are shunned by the rest of Society.
Children are abandoned and those dying from the virus
are facing death alone and afraid.

Many Preachers and Churches claim that the HIV-AIDS virus
is the plague and wrath of God's judgement on the world.
This may be so, but listen, we have a message
from the Book of Revelation.
The four Horses mentioned in the Sixth Chapter of Revelation
may be galloping across our Continent wreaking destruction.
But listen to the Command:

Revelation 6:6
....and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.

The reason may be found in the story of the Good Samaritan.
Luke 10:34
And went to him, and bound up his wounds,
pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast,
and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

Our message is simple:
God has not turned HIS back on those afflicted and suffering
with the HIV-AIDS virus nor has this ministry.

Listen to the Word:
Isaiah 49:16
I will not forget you....I have carved you on the palm of my hand.

Jesus is our Good Samaritan and He has promised
that there will always be enough
"oil and wine" to bind up your wounds.

We extend the hand of Fellowship
to all those suffering from the HIV-AIDS virus.
Allow us the privilege of ministering to your spiritual needs
and those of your family.

But in closing, it must be added,
the Church has a duty not only to reach out
and minister to those who are afflicted
and suffering with the HIV-AIDS virus,
we also have a duty and a calling,
to sound out the trumpet to the youth
about the dangers lurking in modern day lifestyles
and to tell them how to avoid becoming
afflicted with the HIV-AIDS virus !

As part of our HIV-Aids Ministry we have
compiled a
HIV-Aids Counselling Course.
(Can be viewed by clicking on the link)

The Course is available free of copyright,
for use by Pastors wishing
to present it in their Churches.
Should you wish for us to present the
Course in your Church
(without any cost whatsoever)
please e-mail us your request.

Should you need prayer, counselling or perhaps just need
someone to confide in - please don't hesitate to contact us.
Home, hospice or hospital visitations can be arranged
should you live on the Goldfields and this be required.

Pastor CSJ Claassen
PO Box 99

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