Wednesday, December 01, 2010

The Stats

According to avert.org,
"By the end of 2009, the epidemic had left behind 16.6 million AIDS orphans, defined as those aged under 18 who have lost one or both parents to AIDS."

It sounds hopeless, doesn't it? 

But as Mother Theresa stated, "In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love."

One small thing we can all do is support an AIDS orphan.  You can sponsor a child through these organizations:


One of the children seen on this website is 'our boy'.  We've sponsored him since the founding of this organization.

With great love, we, each one of us, can change one child's life, one story.

8 comments:

ellen b. said...

That really hard to wrap the mind around. You are right a huge problem shouldn't paralyze us from doing something to help...

Bethany Hissong said...

My kids are having a hard time with their Christmas list this year... seems like they've outgrown toys. Maybe they will want to make a gift to someone else instead. I'm going to tell Nathaniel about this when he gets home from school!

M.Kate said...

Kak Willow, kak sungguh baik hati :)

Sharon Lynne said...

That's a wonderful quote. I want to write that one down.

Thanks for posting about this and inspiring us to help. Currently my husband and I sponsor a young boy in a rural area of Mexico. It's a blessing to write and receive letters from him. I wish it were possible to take on more, yet we will certainly keep these children in our prayers

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

World Aids Day did not get much recognition on blogs -- mine includeed. I'm happy you posted about it Willow. So many need our help!

Aqeela said...

I love the quote you gave from mother Teresa, im going to write that down actually, wonderful.

Thankyou so much for visiting my blog again, its pleasing to see that some of my regular visitors havent stopped popping over, thankyou!

Aqeela xx

Vittle me this... said...

That was a beautiful post.

Sara said...

Thank you for the reminder that doing small things DOES matter and makes a big difference in others' lives.