I've lived with "full blown" AIDS for 20 years. That's a term we don't use anymore, but it's a real term. At one point my T-Cell count was 8 and I had 3 bouts of PCP. I saw death staring me in the face. I was a size 0 and there was no hope for my survival. The life expectancy for someone with AIDS back then was 3 years. I remember when I did the Oprah Show on AIDS Long Term Survivors, I had been living with AIDS then for 7 years. Look at God!
I'm grateful and humbled that God turned my mess into a ministry. I've been doing this work for a long time and I've touched a lot of lives. Thanks Be To God. In many ways I think my survival is connected to my ministry. God has blessed me out of my obedience. The Bible says, obedience is better than sacrifice.
As I count down these next 50 days, I ask that you count down with me. I will be blogging everyday for the next 50 days. Not sure about what, well like usual, however God leads me. I hope to give more reflection and insight into my life.
Company sponsoring me. I've been a one woman show on this hump.
So I'm asking that you sow a seed into my ministry and life. The Bible also says, we have not because we ask not. So I'm asking. Support me no matter how big or small.
My bracelets are one way you can support me and they are FAB! I would be honored if you sported my bracelets! My website is http://www.rltcollection.com
Another way you can support me is to make a donation. There is a donate button on this blog. Even if it's $5.00, it's a seed that can grow.
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I seem to keep it all together, but this life is hard. AIDS is not cute or easy, but Thanks be to God, that I understand my life is worth living, so I keep it moving, as best as I can.
I thank everyone, who come to my blog, buy my bracelets, follow me on Twitter and Facebook, share my work through social media and yes, for all of your prayers and encouragement, through a Facebook post, a tweet and your private emails; They help to keep me going, especially on those dark days
We are counting Down!!!
Post Script: I've been asked where cards can be sent... my mailing address is Rae Lewis-Thornton, 47 W. Division, #412, Chicago, IL 60610