Malawian Pastors Tackle HIV
Churches in Malawi are becoming better equipped to meet the needs of those living with HIV. Sadly, discrimination and prejudice towards HIV continues to thrive in the country, despite progress made in terms of awareness and education.
With around 920,000 Malawians affected by the disease, the Christian project 'Eagles' aims to empower sufferers to support themselves. Their work includes instruction on how to grow food, manage the condition and become more active.
Christian development and relief charity Tearfund, who partner with Eagles, relate the story of Shabibu and his wife Mercy, both living with HIV. The couple are now better nourished both physically and spiritually: They grow their own vegetables and no longer feel excluded from village activities.
Another man, Bwayaya, said 'I had no friends to visit and encourage me. I was like an orphan. But now my life has changed.'
Tearfund urge us to give thanks for Eagles and pray that more churches would come together to bring hope throughout the country. (For full prayer points please click on link below).