Medical Care

HIV-Positive and Full of Life // Anna’s Story

December 01 2014 -

There’s a lot of bad stigma associated with HIV in Uganda, Africa, and around the world. Some believe people contract the disease through witchcraft, some believe only prostitutes can contract it, and some believe HIVis a death sentence. Though these assumptions aren’t true, they are still widely accepted throughout Africa. Because of that, many people who are HIV positive live in shame.

We would like to tell you about Anna, recently employed by Amazima Ministries. She is HIV positive and full of life.

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Simon Update: He’s Going Home!

August 22 2014 -

What a hard, yet miraculous, journey it’s been for Simon! While the story isn’t over yet, we have come to the end of a chapter, and this ending wouldn’t have been possible without the generosity and prayers of many.

A few months ago, we announced to you that Simon was in the United States undergoing multiple procedures at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN. These procedures have gone well. In fact, they’ve gone so well that Simon and Anna, his mother, will be traveling back to Uganda earlier than expected.

For some time, Simon wasn’t able to eat any solid foods. He let us know that once he was able to swallow again, he would like to, “eat a whole cow.”

Well, we haven’t been able to give him a cow, but rumor has it that he did eat five hot dogs for lunch one day.

Simon and Anna head home next week and, if all goes well, he will continue to eat solid foods! Please pray for their trip, for continued health and restoration, and for an easy transition.

Thank you ALL for your support. Thank you to Simon’s doctors in the United States and in Uganda. Thank you to our amazing team. Thank you to Simon’s gracious and loving mother, Anna. Thank you, God, for your faithfulness, provision, love, and power!

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Day of an African Child

June 16 2014 -

Today, all of Uganda pauses to reflect on their greatest strength.

Today is the Day of the African Child.

This year the focus was placed on the importance for all children to receive a quality education.

Mentor Annet wrote a poem and a song for a select group of Amazima children to perform at the ceremony. Annet said that the children performed well and were very appreciated.

Today we stop to value and cherish the children of this continent and of Uganda in particular.

We are blessed beyond measure by the children God has placed in our lives here.

We hope you enjoy their performance!

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Sweeping For Support

May 26 2014 -

During our HIV and AIDS support groups, we focus on “living positively.” Living positively is acknowledging that while you may have HIV, you still have the right to live a full and productive life. We encourage group members to maintain good hygiene, eat properly, exercise, take medication at the appropriate times, and continue attending doctors appointments, and to help their children or family members do the same.

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