HIV in India: Words from the frontlines

>> Chai Chats with the Eichers

I found this great blog the other day and wanted to share it.  It’s the personal blog of an obviously very devoted Christian couple who work with HIV patients in Thane, India.  This is a great resource if you’re interested in home-based care, HIV/AIDS and other issues in India, or personal stories from people involved in AIDS efforts in the developing world.  There are also lots of prayer requests, and links to other sites.

Here is what the Eichers wrote as their profile information:

4 of us in the core family – Andi and Sheba as parents and Asha and Enoch as the budding kids! … We work with Jeevan Sahara Kendra – an HIV home care programme in Thane … We worship at a house church in Samata Nagar, Thane … We are pilgrims here, but with a purpose.

The Eichers have kindly added this site to their sidebar links, and given me permission to reciprocate.  (I also found out, interestingly enough, that they know one of my college history professors — small world!)

I wish the Eicher family all the best.  I know they would appreciate all our prayers as they continue their wonderful work in Thane.



~ by h.e.g. on September 6, 2008.

2 Responses to “HIV in India: Words from the frontlines”

  1. Do you have an email address for the Eicher family? Our Mission Hospital in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, has published a booklet on the scriptural basis for sexual abstinence to avoid AIDS. Perhaps they could use it in their work (4.5 million booklets distributed thus far). The results have been very good to the point where the Andhra Pradesh state government has even subsidized some of the printing costs.

    Alvar Helmes

  2. Alvar,

    You can e-mail them from their Chai Chats site. Go to their profile page (there is a link to it on their sidebar, at the bottom of the green section), and you can click “E-mail” there.

    Thanks for your interest!


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