This story from a woman who spent time at an orphanage for HIV positive children in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is amazing:
Once they started getting the ARVs that were needed and at a fair price, children stopped dying. And so money that they used to save to pay for children’s coffins is now being used for growth and development, empowering the organization to grow and help so many more people.
It reminds me of the stories of Ethiopian orphans in There Is No Me Without You.
Talk about getting a double spoonful of crap in life: orphaned and HIV positive. While these tragedies may not be able to be rectified, they can be redeemed. That’s what the church is supposed to be about (not just teachin’ and singin’).