India: Seven












Our second day out to the villages began with a stop at APPLE, the Association of Positive People for Living Excellence. The villages that we were going to that day were highly infected with HIV and Ronny wanted to highlight this organization that was trying their best to make a change. This is also where we picked up our guides. At APPLE we learned about the life packs that they distribute throughout the villages to the families that are plagued with the disease. They also hold educational seminars to help promote prevention among future generations. For those familes that are infected they provide counseling and encouragement. Visiting with this group of individuals was such a blessing because we were able to see that they wanted to help make a difference in the lives of people that are often shunned in society. It challenged me to recognize that I can do the same at home. We've all met someone in our lives that has felt alone, that has felt overlooked, abandoned, lost. This weekend take the time to reach out to someone you would normally over look, your willingness to offer help could change their life. Be the difference.

Happy Weekend All!

7 comments:

Jenny in Utah said...

So beautiful, both the words and the photos ... such an important thing for us to do! Thanks!

Crystal Rae said...

I'm so amazed... these pictures are of course fabulous. It's crazy the life they are living in India. What a great thing APPLE is doing. and your right, I need to be more aware of the people around me and be willing to offer help to someone else. :)

Fresh Mommy said...

Thanks, Bri! This was good for me to hear... umm, read. I appreciate your honesty, and it makes me take a closer look at myself. The photos themselves speak volumes! :)

Claire said...

wow, stunning images. you make me want to get up and travel more.... someday hopefully! in the meantime i'll just keep reading about your travels :)

antoinette marie said...

good point bri....we all should keep our eyes and ears open for opportunities! thanks for sharing such a worthy experience with us....these are such beautiful people and such an interesting culture! blessings...

Tiffany Izatt said...

What an amazing journey! A life changing event! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and images!

Marka said...

The eyes in nearly all these photos are incredibly expressive. Great photos!