Wednesday, our group visited an orphanage for children testing positive for HIV or AIDS. The home is ran by a church from Spain, and the conditions are much better than those forced to live in government ran homes.
The girl pictured here has been one of our favorites to visit with for years. Seeing homes such as this one, that are in much better conditions, proves that it only takes one at a time.
Just like the Starfish story, if no one had ever believed they could make a difference for these HIV/AIDS children, they would be stuck in government homes with the other children. But, because someone believed they could make a difference, these kids have a clean environment to live in and get their needed medications. This is why we can never be discouraged by numbers. Whether it’s through Starfish Orphan Ministry or another organization, we are commanded to care for the “least of these.”