“What if there were a Holocaust museum during the Holocaust?”

This is a question I’ve heard several times in my interactions with our partner, Loving South Africa.  They wonder, “What if people were made aware of the horrors going on in Europe not after they happened, but while they were still going on?”

Obviously, people would have acted.  People would not have stood for such injustice in their world.  And maybe, just maybe, history would have been different.

Well, Loving Accurately Ministries (the parent ministry of which LSA is a part), has decided to answer that question.  Not with the Holocaust, which has come to an end, but with the HIV/AIDS pandemic, which still rages across the world.

That is why LAM has been working hard to create the HIV Positive Experience, an interactive space that takes people to the AIDS epicenter of the world without ever leaving Indianapolis.

Essentially, it’s a South African village.  Built inside a church.  And it is amazing.

They haven’t launched the program publicly yet, but I was given permission to share with you guys a sneak peek at some of what you can expect once the HIV Positive Experience goes live…

Take a look!

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    • For more information about Loving Accurately Ministries, visit www.laminc.org and let them know.
    • The HIV Positive Experience not open to the public just yet, but if you would like to learn more about the program, contact Emily Buford (emily@laminc.org).
    • Pray that this experience would open the eyes of many and inspire people to get into the game of justice in our world!
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About the Author: Barry is the founder and Executive Director of World Next Door. A storyteller, traveller and giant nerd, he lives to compel suburban Americans to get engaged with social justice and find their place in God's kingdom revolution. His ultimate dream is to adopt a pet monkey named Kevin.

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  1. Amy Sorrells said... 


    October 7th, 2012 at 12:24 pm  

    This is tremendous. And heart-rending. And awesome. Thanks for the sneak preview! Can’t wait to see in real life!

  2. JimM said... 


    October 8th, 2012 at 9:48 pm  

    Wow. When (if you can say)?

  3. Barry Rodriguez said... 


    October 9th, 2012 at 12:23 pm  

    Jim, I’m not sure what their timeline is on that. They probably know better than I do! :)

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