When Monty Sowers talks about a bucket list, he means it literally.
Baptist Men, a mission organization at First Baptist Church, has recently completed a mission outreach effort called “Bucket Project: Hospice Kit.” Sponsored by Baptist Global Response (BGR), the project is directed toward hospice patients in East African suffering the final stages of HIV/AIDS.
According to statistics provided by BGR, the HIV/AIDS epidemic killed 1.2 million people in 2012 in East Africa alone. Since the since the epidemic began, 14.8 million children have lost one or both parents to the disease.
“East Africa is more heavily affected by HIV/AIDS than any other part of the world.” Sowers said. “And the disease kills both men and women.” (Read more of this story in the Oct. 16 issue of The Graham Leader.)