Thursday, July 21, 2011

Reflection from Mwilambwe Shabanza Cadet, Global Justice Volunteer

From July 3 to July 11, 2011, young people from across Africa gathered together in Nairobi, Kenya, to prepare for their eight-week term as Global Justice Volunteers (GJV). Through the GJV program, young adults live and learn with communities that are seeking justice in our world today. GJV is a program of the Mission & Evangelism Program Area and Women's Division of Global Ministries.

In the 2011 Global Justice Volunteers Africa Program, young adults are volunteering with three organizations in Kenya seeking justice around issues related to HIV/AIDS. Below is a reflection from Mwilambwe Shabanza Cadet (North Katanga Episcopal Area, DR Congo) following the orientation and training:

Mwilambwe Shabanza Cadet (left)
with 2009 Global Justice Volunteer John Atoyo
Photo: Gabriel G. Mungai
We are grateful to the Rev. Boye-Caulker from the Sierra Leone Annual Conference, Alice Otieno, director of the Comprehensive Rural Health Project in Kenya, and others about what we learned from them, such as fighting the injustice and violence against people who are HIV/AIDS carriers.

After the training, my team of four will be sent to work with the Comprehensive Rural Health Project in Kopanga. And I would like to ask young people from all over the world to pray for us in the upcoming weeks.

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