“I call the booklet Where is the Good Samaritan Today? the Fifth Gospel,” says Sister Clementine Ngong, a nun living in Bangang, northwest Cameroon.
Rare words indeed from this small but determined nun who is working to bring hope into the lives of people in the community living with HIV/AIDS.
Sister Clementine knows full well the impact HIV/AIDS is having. Recently she visited a family where the mother and father had run away leaving the grandmother to care for five children, all of whom were HIV-positive.
Sister Clementine was able to give the grandmother counseling and guidance from Where is the Good Samaritan Today? Eventually the mother came back and the children began to receive treatment.
“I cannot thank Bible Society and your supporters in New Zealand enough for the Good Samaritan programme,” says Sister Clementine.
“It has transformed work in my area and has renewed the lives of many people: individuals, families, different social and religious groups - including Muslims,” she says.
“No matter whom they are or what HIV-related problems they are facing, they are able to find help and support for positive living in this booklet.”
This article is from The Word at Work – Spring 2011.