Thursday, February 12, 2009

A great day at The Woods

We spent the day at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in western Indiana. We conducted prevention education and HIV testing. We had great turnout and tested 24 students and staff. I know what you're thinking, 24 students is not that many. What's important to remember here is that SMWC is the oldest Catholic liberal arts college for women in the United States and today the AIDS Ministry Network of the Christian Church was on campus with HIV tests and condoms! Mind you that this was done with cooperation from the Student Senate at SMWC. My friend Mary and I were fortunate enough to sit in on an interview with Jeanne White-Ginder, mother of Ryan White, as she spoke with local media today.
This evening Jeanne spoke about her son Ryan, his life, his death, and how he has affected so many of us. We walked with her, we talked with her, we laughed and cried with her as she showed us videos of Ryan and discussed how he touched so many people in life and in death.
I spoke with Jeanne briefly about the possibility of coming to speak to us at a future General Assembly and she was very open to the idea.
I'll have more on her presentations as well as some pictures soon.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Getting Ready for SMWC

I had a few minutes so I wanted to hop on and let you know what's going on tomorrow. The AIDS Ministry Network will be conducting prevention education and free anonymous testing at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in western Indiana. Jeanne White-Grinder (Ryan White's mom) will be speaking at 7:00 pm tomorrow night. It will be a busy day at SMWC. I'll let you know how things turn out.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Welcome to the AIDS Ministry Network

My name is Jody Grieb and I am the Volunteer Director of the AIDS Ministry Network of Disciples Home Missions. Disciples Home Missions the enabling and coordinating division of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the area of congregational program and mission in North America.

The Mission of the AIDS Ministry Network of Disciples Home Missions is to support existing HIV/AIDS related ministries in North America and to inspire others to create such ministries.