POUNDS (or should we say kilograms?) of cards are being delivered to participants in the 2014 International AIDS Conference, which begins in a week in Melbourne, Australia, from members of our synod. Messages of God’s love and ours are shared in English, Farsi, German, Indonesian, Lugandan, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swahili and pictures-with-no-words according to Kati Miller-Holland of Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area. “They are eloquent, heartfelt, and a powerful bridge over the stigma and suffering that impacts the worldwide HIV community!” she writes. Pictured here are Karen, Elishua and Richard – our local delegates.