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We have a young lady named Salie in our church.  She has been faithful for a long time.  A few weeks ago she realized that she was lost even though she was religious.  She put her total faith in Jesus as her Savior.  She has been a big help to us since starting this new work.  She is at everything we do.

She started getting sick a few weeks ago.  My wife went to check on her, after we got back from Ghana and said that she looks like an old women.  She is probably about 27.  We suspected this but it is now confirmed that she has AIDS.  She is really bad.  I guess that we have to all realize that even though God forgives us of our sins, we have scars that will never go away.

I have been very proud of our church members.  They have showed the love of Christ to her.  Her mom won’t feed her, help her or even talk to her.  I know you are thinking, surely that isn’t the case but it is.  Actually one of the women of the church went to check on Salie and her mother wouldn’t even greet her.  That is outright disrespectful in this culture.  She would rather her daughter die.  My wife said that the women of the church have been to visit, heat water to help her bath, and even give money to help her eat.  That is what a church is all about.  Makes me proud to be their pastor.

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