Mabinti’s husband has died and all her children are dead. She lives alone, separated, waiting to die herself. Mabinti has AIDS. She has no one to care for her; no one to talk to at the end of the day; no one to sit and pray with her as she deals with a disease that will eventually take her life. She has often asked herself, “Why have I been allowed to live, even though I am sick and have been moved here to die?” A BGR partner recently delivered a BGR hospice kit to Mabinti along with a message of God’s love. The items in the bucket will bring her a short time of comfort she has not enjoyed in a long time, if ever. After receiving the bucket Mabinti confessed, “Now, I understand why I am still alive. God has kept me so I could hear how much He loves me. I have never heard this before but I thank Him for His love!”
Through our hospice kits, BGR has connected people who care around the U.S. with meeting the critical needs of people overseas in the last stages of AIDS. These hospice kits center around an ordinary 5 gallon plastic bucket filled with basic hygiene and medical supplies to help ease the suffering and bring the message of hope to the dying.
There are hundreds of thousands of men, women and children like Mabinti. They have no help, no hope. Pray that many buckets will be packed so many lives can be impacted with this simple demonstration of God’s love.
“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13