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A PERSONAL JOURNAL OF A MAN LIVING WITH HIV

Friday, January 29, 2010

Man of Hope

"Depressed people love to gather around you because you radiate hope. You are able to put a boundary that you do not get into their despair and that is a gift. God has given you that gift because He has faith in you and you have faith in people! When they say that they want to give up, you will simply say that 'you can do it'! You give hope to people."

These may not be the exact words but this is what it sounds like when our guest preacher last Sunday looked at me and asked me to stand up, stared deeply into my eyes when she released these prophetic words to me. Her ministry partner now called me the "man of hope". Everyone now in our church calls me the "man of hope".

I was so blessed that Sunday and somehow I have expected it because I have prayed for it. Boldly I asked God to speak to me that day and He did! He never fails every time I implore Him to talk to me, He's so faithful and truly an awesome God!

I surmise this has something to do with the ministry I have been doing for almost two years now which is the "Channels of Hope". What exactly I will be doing in the next several months or few years, that I have no idea. As long as God will continue to use me in the HIV and AIDS ministry to give hope to the hopeless and be a light, forever I will be grateful and blessed.

Man of hope, that's me and will always be being me.

Praise the Lord for another successful COH workshop early this week held at the Samaritana. Nineteen God's men and women have been trained to be equipped on the HOPE initiative for churches on HIV and AIDS.

5 comments:

Courage Philippines said...

I'm happy for you bro.

Please continue to give hope to others through your special ministry.

I just read a news a couple of days ago that the HIV/AIDS epidemic is on the rise and sadly many youth are at risk because they don't care to know what this HIV/AIDS thing is all about.

Worse, those who know something about this epidemic just shrug it off and believe that condoms can protect them 100%, so they just go on with their active sexual lifestyle.

They still dont get the message, but I hope that through you many young people will come to embrace a chaste lifestyle.

God bless you bro.

Revd Ivan Ackeroff said...

Stop trying not to be gay. That is psychologically damaging. God loves you as you are. Find a man to love you, and love him back. That is the way you will be happy. Don't be made to feel guilty by misguided Christians. Loving is not a sin.
God Bless.

E L R o i said...

Thanks Courage I am willing to be used by God in this so continue to pray for me. God bless you bro!.

Hi Revd Ivan I really appreciate the comment so thank you. I am not trying not to be gay I am just trying to live my life according to the word of God, it may not be easy but for, I am speaking for myself ok, that it's not pyschologically damaging as long as you have a relationship with God through Lord Jesus Christ.

Denying the desire of earthly nature is the sacrifice I have to pay. It's not one quick fix it's a process and a long one. I may again stumble one time or another but I chose to live this life for now or probably forever.

God bless you too bro!

Courage Philippines said...

Hi Bro,

I just want to share this blogsite I just found out this morning while checking my email. He claims to have found the cure for HIV/AIDS. Here is his blog address:

http://cureforhivaidsambush.blogspot.com

Shoot me an email to couragemanila@yahoo.com and tell me what you think about it.

I sincerely wish that the cure for HIV/AIDS be discovered in our lifetime so as to help millions who suffer from it.

Do let me know what you think about this one. Wala namang mawawala kung susubukan.

God bless.

E L R o i said...

I'll investigate first but thanks a lot for this info. God bless!