Lenten works of mercy: Heal the sick

In this blog, Susan Kambalu, who accompanied four Step into the Gap volunteers (one of which is now volunteering in the Diocese of Salford) meeting CAFOD partners in Zimbabwe last month, talks about hope for the future in the HIV and AIDS projects she visited. Thanks Susan for a real hopeful insight into their work.

CAFOD blog

Our series of Friday blogs focus on examples of living out works of mercy during Lent. In this blog, Susan Kambalu, who accompanied four Step into the Gap volunteers to visit CAFOD partners in Zimbabwe last month, talks about hope for the future in the HIV and AIDS projects she visited. 

DSCN1317 Susan with Sister Plaxedes

One of my favourite Bible verses is Jeremiah 29:11: ‘“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to give you hope and a future.”’ When I’ve faced challenges in my own life, this verse has given me hope and encouraged me to keep going. But there has been one area of life where it has been hard to find hope at times. Members of my extended family have lived with the impact of HIV and AIDS, and the story I have seen over the past 15 years…

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