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Awareness - April 2017

posted Jan 24, 2018, 11:12 AM by Elsabe Ros   [ updated Jan 27, 2018, 6:15 AM ]
A total of 32 young adults from Soshanguve Block XX and New Eersterust F4 attended the HIV/AIDS Awareness Conference at Kloofwaters from 8 to 11 December 2016. The ages ranged from 15-23 years, with about as many males as females. Six leaders attended the conference, two of which were male, four females. Each was responsible for leading small group Bible discussions.

Another four leaders from Kloofwaters joined the conference, and were responsible for outdoor activities. The activities were focused on developing problem-solving techniques, physical capabilities, teamwork, self-knowledge and stamina – on physical, emotional and intellectual level. The conference members approached these activities enthusiastically.

The conference started on a Thursday and ended on a Sunday with a church service lead by Rev George Mnisi. We added an extra day to the conference in order to have additional sessions, over and above the six structured sessions taken from the Better Choices course by Crossroads. These extra sessions focused on the structure and layout of the Bible, as well as the history of salvation throughout the Bible.

The main goal of the conference was to expand the young adults' knowledge concerning HIV and AIDS, within the context of God's love and guidelines given in the Bible. The following topics were covered:

  • Identifying dreams
  • AIDS transmission
  • Living with AIDS and how to avoid infection
  • Making life choices
  • God's amazing love
  • Making an impact

God was worshipped at this conference. Members sang His praises before and after formal sessions, during free time, and around the campfire. Most of the songs that were sung were English.

Fifteen members were completely sponsored by Khothatsong. We asked R400.00 per person.

We are grateful that this Awareness Conference could take place, and that the Lord has once again blessed us richly. We thank our sponsors and leaders who gave their time freely. We look forward to 2017's conference!