GLIMPSES INTO THE SWAZI SITUATION
Adventures in Missions is an organization that I only heard about for the first time about a year ago...maybe even less. When I first started becoming aware of the tragedy that was occurring in Swaziland related to HIV/AIDS, Adventures in Missions was an organization that I kept reading about and seeing online. When I traveled to Swaziland in January, I was able to meet several AIM staffers and was very impressed with the quality of ministry being done and by the love the AIM folks have for God and the Swazi people.
This video was put together by someone with AIM. I thought it was a good glimpse into the tremendous problem facing Swaziland, but also what some are doing to fight for the Swazi nation, particularly caring for the orphans, widow, and others who are in desperate need of help.
Our oldest daughter is planning on returning to Swaziland in the summer of 2009 with the AIM Ambassadors program. For a month, she'll do rough-and-tumble ministry at carepoints as she and her team pour their lives out for "the least of these".
AIM has missions opportunities for just about anyone feeling called to serve in Swaziland and other places around the world (even FAMILIES!). They've got plenty of short-term and long-term options plus a really exciting one called THE WORLD RACE----participants literally spend a year racing around the world doing hands on ministry to Buddhist monks, HIV/AIDS orphans, Thai prostitutes, Mozambican villagers, and the list goes on and on and on.
For more information, check out their website: http://www.adventures.org/