The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Monday clinic

The week begins with check-ups and love at an AIDS ministry center in Thailand

The ones who come to the Monday Clinic at the office of the Christian AIDS Ministry in Chiang Mai, Thailand, are all affected by HIV/AIDS — whether or not they've been infected. They're children whose mothers or fathers have died. Now they're sick. They're the grandparents who care for them. They're the adults caught in the second wave of the epidemic that first surfaced in Thailand a decade ago.

And they're the staff and volunteers struggling to help and heal. Sanan Wutti heads this regional ministry of the Church of Christ in Thailand. The ELCA's presence in Thailand is through the Thai church. The annual AIDS ministry budget of just under $800,000 receives support from the Thai government and international donor agencies including the Church of Sweden, Bread for the World/Germany, the National Council of Churches — and the ELCA World Hunger Fund.

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