Please pray that I will find a parish that I can take my friends with hiv/aids, where they won't be told they have to hide their illness. One has already been made to feel like a leper -- the other one is wanting to visit, and I don't want to put them through that too. Since I volunteer in the AIDS community, it is not uncommon for people to want to come to church with me. When I was still looking for Orthodoxy, I took people with aids (PWA) to the churches I attended, and there was absolutely no problem, in fact, they were received with love and compassion. I need a safe place to invite people. One of them is a very close friend, RC, and she is reading and studying Orthodoxy -- please pray that not only will she have the strength to get to church (she is very ill, terminal), but that I find a place to take her.