“I was sick and you looked after me”

A kind Christian caregiver visits Loveness, a patient rescued from near death.
A kind Christian caregiver visits Loveness, a patient rescued from near death.

When ADNZ Home Based Health caregivers found 41-year old Loveness, she’d been bedridden for more than a year. She got diagnosed and put on medication to keep AIDS at bay. A lot of folks in her shoes can’t take the meds, though, because they must be taken on a full stomach — a rare luxury for millions of poor people, especially Loveness.

With funds from Cross International, however, ADNZ’s Christian caregivers were able to provide her with a steady supply of food. They visited her regularly to monitor her health, to pray with her, and to check on her well being. In Zambia, care and friendship is often the last thing a person with AIDS can expect to receive even from loved ones, much less strangers. Those kind caregivers are the closest thing to Christ patients like Loveness experience.  I’m sure Jesus will one day tell them, “I was sick and you looked after me me” (Matthew 25:36).

Thankfully, Loveness bounced back. She said, “I thank God the Almighty for having directed you to come to my rescue, because if it was not for the support with food I receive from you, I would have been dead a long time ago!”

-Nola B.

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