Akua1 is HIV Positive. She lives in Côte d'Ivoire and is an avid listener of Save a Generation. She shared her experience of the programme with us:
"Listening to Save a Generation has been enriching. Listening to the testimonies that people give is moving to the point where I think that if you are someone who doesn't know their status, you will be motivated to go and have the test done. Listening to peoples' stories has an impact on you, whether it's going to have your test done, or becoming more aware of what you're doing and what risks your taking, or having the sense to finally start heeding to the expert's advice. I think you'll find that the programme really enriches your life.
"The messages presented on the radio talk shows really save lives. You could be sick and really struggling, and maybe even scared to go to a clinic, but once you hear the encouragement and advice that has been given on air, it may stir you to look into your situation. And that could be all it takes to make the call between your life and death."
Akua is one of many who feel this way. She represents a multitude of grateful listeners. Pray for Akua, and the hundreds like her. Pray that they will not only find physical help with their disease, but that they would also find spiritual life in Jesus.
Published: 20 October 2010