AIDSpirit board members, from left, Terry Fettig, Kathy Brayko and Tom Jacques, pictured Tuesday, talk about the work of the ministry, including the Tender Mercies orphanage in Uganda.
With work nearly done on an orphanage in central Uganda, it’s time to thank the people who pitched in to make it a reality and invite others into its future.
Terry Fettig of AIDSpirit.
I’ve met an awful lot of people over the 22 years I’ve been a reporter at The Billings Gazette.
Brick by brick, an orphanage to house Ugandan orphans is under construction after much hard work raising thousands of dollars.
Brick walls take shape at the Tender Mercies orphanage, being built on the outskirts of Kanyunga, Uganda, thanks to the fundraising efforts of AIDSpirit in Billings.
Workers construct a brick wall of the new Tender Mercies orphanage, being built on the outskirts of Kayunga, Uganda, through the work of AIDSpirit in Billings.
Terry Fettig, chairman of AIDSpirit in Billings, directs construction workers at the site of the new Tender Mercies orphanage on the outskirts of Kayunga, Uganda.
Since it was first recognized in 1981, AIDS has infected more than 60 million people worldwide, with 25 million deaths related to the disease.
Roger Ssembatya has suffered more trials in 15 years than most people experience in a lifetime.
For Corinne Denegre, AIDS is more than a disease that touches faceless, nameless people.
In the small hobby room of the Montana Women’s Prison, inmates are changing their lives.
Terry Fettig carries a folder with "Roger's Story" inside. It is an achingly harsh story of a boy's struggles in Uganda, living despite all odds.
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Seeiing a photo of 12-year-old Roger, you'd never know that pain is the constant companion of the Ugandan boy.
Terry Fettig, of AIDSpirit, poses with Roger, a 12-year-old Ugandan boy, whom Fettig helps support. Fettig hopes to bring Roger to Montana to improve the boy's medical outlook.