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Bishop Eddie Long Provides Financial Support to South African HIV/AIDS Hospice

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA. August 21, 2010 – New Birth Missionary Baptist Church Senior Pastor, Bishop Eddie L. Long, has partnered with the South African Caritas Care Home, a hospice facility for victims of HIV and AIDS. Bishop Long’s donation of 73,500 rand, which is the equivalent of 10-thousand dollars, provides immediate assistance to the struggling hospice that does not receive any assistance from government of South Africa. The facility is open, free of charge to victims of this potentially deadly disease. It currently houses 60 children, most of which are orphans, and 18 adults.

Bishop Long has been a long time supporter of HIV/AIDS awareness but he told members of his church and friends in a Face book posting about his visit to the facility that he knew that he had to do more. “I have a God ordained mandate to radically change the world so there was no way that I could leave this place without finding a way to help these victims who are suffering now and give them more resources to get the word out about prevention.” Long wrote in his posting.

In South Africa, nearly six million people are living with HIV and AIDS, more than any other country. Bishop Long added, “I prayed for God’s hand of healing on the victims living in the Caritas Care Home and help for Sister Agnes, the woman who runs the facility.” Long also encouraged his church and Face book friends to join him in lifting up prayers for those at the hospice and for people infected with the virus and disease all over the world.

Bishop Long plans to coordinate efforts to obtain additional financial assistance and support for the Caritas Care Home. He said his heart was touched deeply by the faces of the children who surrounded him to sing songs of hope. Long added, “The many heartfelt stories of the tiny children who are infected, illustrates the dramatic and emotional impact the disease is having on South Africa.”

The Caritas Care Home greatly needs your prayers, donations, supplies and volunteers. Please open your heart now and send your love to the victims of HIV and AIDS everywhere.