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Church gives support to Aids victims

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Dan Fuphe

Dan Fuphe

Powerful Christians are those steadfast in their prayers and are always ready to give abundantly and selflessly to the needy.

The message, which is appropriate at this time of the year, was communicated to members of Isandla Senkosi Caregivers (ISC) by Angela Nite of the St John Congregational Church in Benoni. This was during a gathering to support members of the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Daveyton in their quest to bring joy and happiness to people living and affected by HIV-Aids.

Nite was among six visitors to the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Daveyton who were lending support to the ISC and the church's HIV-Aids support group led by Pastor Alice Thulare.

Thulare told Sowetan that the purpose of the visit was to help people living and affected by the pandemic to "celebrate life" as other ordinary people.

Nite said the event reminded her of Jesus Christ preaching His Sermon on the Mount.

"In His sermon to the people who had descended on the mountain to hear Him speak, Jesus said whatever we have, He will bless and multiply many fold.

"If you give to somebody in need, you are actually giving to God. When you learn to give, God will give back," Nite said.

Lindi Soshonge, a prominent motivational speaker, called on those afflicted by the scourge to stand firm in God.

But she cautioned, "ARVs are good to take, but when you take or drink medicine on an empty stomach, you will surely die of side effects.

"If you eat right and think right, you will live long. May God bless you in a manner you have never been blessed before," Soshonge told her responsive audience.


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