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December 1st marks the 29th commemoration of World AIDS Day. Despite recent improved access to antiretroviral treatment in many regions of the world, the AIDS epidemic still claims an estimated 2 million lives each year, of which roughly 270,000 are children. That is intolerable.
Thanksgiving is upon us! If you are like me, then your prayers begin with a heavy dose of thanks to God. We may give thanks for our very existence, for the blessings of our family and friends, for the bounty of our table, for the beauty and joy of creation.
Hutchesons’ Grammar School in Glasgow, Scotland, spent 1 full year of fundraising by way of toy sales, crepes, and dancing! (Among other things.) Read more to find out about 15 year old Carla Foxworthy who spearheaded the Hutchesons’ fundraiser, her team, and their determination, leading to an astonishing £25,000 donation to Episcopal Relief & Development.
In this blog, read about the new Sabang-Bao housing development in the Philippines, almost three years in the making, that is now home to 80 families who have worked, saved and paid for their new community. Past homes were temporary structures that were at the mercy of typhoons, easily destroyed. This is the situation that potentialy would have passed along to their children and their children’s children. But now, there is hope for a more secure future.