It is such an honor to be surrounded by others who refuse to accept the world’s poverty and brokenness; influencers who have dedicated their lives to serving the least, the last and the lost. One of these world-changers is my friend Pastor Bruce Sonnenberg.
It started with a need spoken one Sunday at the end of a Worship Service – Joe Cumba and John Wilson, both former drug addicts and recently made “new” in Christ said, “Pastor Bruce, we just found out we’re both HIV+ and we don’t know what to do?” From this ‘cry of the heart’, Bruce’s ministry He Intends Victory was birthed.
I wanted to share some of Bruce’ accomplishments just over this past year.
Reporting from: Bangladesh, Belize, DR Congo, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
- What is the total number of active Support Groups for 2015: 401
- What is the total number of active Support Group Members: 7,128
- What is the total of all Volunteers: full-time-58, part-time-254
- What is the total number of paid staff in your country: full-time-32, part-time-50
- What is the combined total of Volunteer AND Paid staff hours for all activities and services for 2015: 125,984
- What is the total number of Teaching, Training Sessions, and/or Church Services in which you or your staff participated: 1,851
- What is the total number of those attending the teaching, training and Church services: 170,678
- What is the total number of Radio and Television interviews for 2015: 286
- How many AIDS Orphans could be served in our Terry’s Kid’s program from your country even if not presently enrolled: 6,329
- What is the total number of Salvations for 2015: 5,495 (of which 152 were Muslims)
- How many people- adults and children, whom we serve, died in 2015: 801
- What is the total number of all people directly served in 2015 with food, care, counseling, money, or any kind of direct help, in any way: Total = 86,584 people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS were directly served by He Intends Victory
And all of this for $ 354,765.34
This means it cost $ 4.09 per person to provide direct care of a goat, a hoe, a machete, some beans, a blanket, some counseling, education, a hug, personal prayer, some chickens, clothing, medicine, food, transportation, help in every way! The Lord certainly has taken 5 loaves and 2 fish and blessed the multitudes!
God bless you all for making it possible.
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