Monday, March 29, 2010


Rhett has been traveling once a week to various sites of the community HIV clinics in the surrounding area to provide support for the providers and build relationships within the AIDS relief program. During his visit last week a community health worker told him the story of a little girl who was born to an HIV infected mother in the program. Thankfully, because this mother was in the program, she was provided with necessary medicine and care and delivered an HIV negative baby. What a reason to rejoice for this mother and child . . . until the father of the child raped her when she was 4 years old and infected her with the very same virus that she had escaped at birth and had previously infected the mother with. What? I mean, how is something that horrific even possible? I look at my vibrant, loving, innocent, precious 4 year old daughter and I can't even breathe when I think of this little girl and what has happened to her. It is such a reminder of the brokeness and darkness that dwells here on Earth . . . eager to reap death and destruction. My heart and soul are broken for this little girl and thousands of others like her who face unimaginable circumstances in their lives. It is our prayer that God will use us to to bring the Light into places of such utter darkness.

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. Revelation 21:4

1 comment:

Debra said...

I, too, am broken and speechless....

Thankful that you are there, thankful that Rhett is willing to serve, thankful that you are willing to write about the hard stuff.