iEmbraceAIDS campaign sends one winner to Uganda

By November 18, 2009

Uganda (MNN) — The Christian Reformed World Relief Committee is offering a free trip to Uganda for contestants who enter between now and February 28, 2010. The trip is a part of CRWRC's iEmbraceAIDS campaign.

The winners of this contest will be flown to Uganda to work alongside locals and CRWRC staff in an AIDS-affected community. What exactly the winner will be doing there will be partially based on his or her gifts and interests. Opportunities include helping at an HIV testing clinic, visiting the homes of HIV patients or working with Ugandan youth on HIV awareness and prevention campaigns. Mentorship from CRWRC workers and Ugandan community leaders will also be provided.

CRWRC is looking for candidates who have pledged to do something to raise awareness about the global AIDS crisis or to help raise funds for CRWRC to do so. Pledges could include holding some sort of awareness project on World AIDS day (December 1). Projects may be as simple as a bake sale for funds or as extravagant as a church-wide awareness day. Contestants may be as creative as they choose.

The creativity of the pledges will not be judged, but those who choose to pledge in any capacity will be entered into the contest. Only participants 18 and older will be eligible to win. The final winner will be announced on March 1, 2010.

For more information on the rules and regulations of this contest, click here. This may be a once -in-a -lifetime opportunity to be the hands and feet of Christ to a community in desperate need of physical healing, and in even greater need of spiritual healing. If you would like to engage in this important work, consider entering the contest.

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