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When your heart is breaking and love is the only way through

It’s Saturday morning and I am struggling to tear myself away from the news.

My heart is breaking and my head wants answer. 

There are weeks when the war against good and evil in the heavenlies, pervades our natural world in ways we never thought would be possible.  When evil breaks out on our streets and in our communities and stabs wildly at our hearts.

This week was one of those weeks.

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A Home of Hope in India - by Georgia Tyndale

HIV is the world’s leading infectious killer, leaving more than 36 million dead and another 36 million infected since it first appeared 33 years ago. That’s like wiping out the population of Australia one and a half times over.
In the heart of south India lies a place where statistics, stigma and disease do not dictate outcomes. Chandrakal - Home of Hope was established for the sole purpose of caring for HIV positive orphans.
Chandrakal’s doors officially opened in 2008 with only 7 children, but news spread quickly around India and within a year they were at full capacity with 60 children. How the children got there is a story of it’s own. Some children were left at the door with no papers or identity, others were abandoned at railway stations. One boy was left on the side of the road with only a sign around his neck saying “Chandrakal”.

 

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The Nodding Syndrome

In the past few years I have been surprised that this quote is indeed very true; “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has” - Margaret Mead

I’ve been pleasantly surprised that as I have gathered together with other like minded women, we have indeed been able to bring change and make positive impact to our sisters and children both in our country and abroad. Each time I have wondered, if people knew that they CAN make a difference, would more of us do it?

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