Here is a recent email from a Mozambican friend. An example of Christ’s teaching.
Days ago, I was invited to visit some sick people in their houses here in Beira. My heart was so shocked with what I saw; most of them are HIV positive and widows. They have lost their husband because of HIV Aids.
Here in Africa, women are hundred percent dependents of their husbands to provide. When they lost their husbands, they lost hope as well, mostly if they find that are HIV Positive.
As we go where the person is living, and give him a hug, bring her water or medicines, or food for her young children, or take his hand, we too are making a bit of history: a powerful declaration of God’s love, a prophetic statement of his heart to people who often feel totally rejected by the church. The church cannot stay silent when faced with his issue.
Yes, there are still some churches here are rejecting HIV Positive people, still ignorant and a lot of stigma.
I am a pastor; have to do it as an example to another brothers and sisters in Christ who are willing to do the same.