Our vision is to minister Gods love to the people He has called us to in Western Kenya, a very poor rural highly populated area that was affected severely by the AIDS pandemic. We desire to obey God’s words and to grow His kingdom in partnership with our brothers and sisters in Christ in Kenya. 

AIDex was started in 1994 in the remote areas of Western Kenya by our dear friend Barry Hughes.   After Barry’s passing in 2001 our family were called by God to continue the ministry Barry had begun.   Today AIDex supports approximately 1300 people.  The majority being students in primary , secondary, technical schools and university with widows and the sick making up the rest. We aim to help the most vulnerable and needy, many of whom are orphaned, widowed, living with disabilities and some with chronic diseases.   The orphans live with extended family who are often struggling and appreciative of our help.  Our aim is to provide benevolent relief & development to these distressed communities, hopefully empowering and encouraging the people we support, to equip them, to help them through their suffering and the suffering of their communities. Hopefully in time, they will raise themselves out of poverty and become self sufficent.

It is wonderful to see many of the children go on to gain education and employment and with a desire to help others. Its wonderful to see the widows with their crops harvested to help feed them and help support them financially and its lovely to see the sick helped and less deaths. So many of the ones we help with beaming smiles give testimony, thanks and gratefulness for having helped them. Now a number of past students are coming back to help and encourage and mentor the younger ones.

AIDex has a number of Churches and individuals who support the work financially & prayerfully.  We have made a promise that every dollar you give will go towards our ministries…. Students, Widows & Medical.  We try to visit Kenya each year to oversee the ministries & ensure accountability for the funds.  We are very grateful for our lovely Kenyan team who support us in our ministries. We have approval as a registered charity in Australia and as a registered community based organisation in Kenya. We are a non for profit, incorporated association. We are registered as a deductible gift recipient (DGR) therefore Donations over $2.00 in Australia are tax deductible.

Some specific scriptures that we try & uphold in this ministry are:

Matt 28: 18-20  Then Jesus came to them & said, “All authority in heaven & on earth has been given to me.  Therefore go & make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father & of the Son & of the Holy Spirit, & teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.  And surely, I am with you always to the very end of the age”.

Micah 6:8  He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you?  To act justly & to love mercy & walk humbly with your God.

James 1:27  ………….look after orphans & widows in their distress & to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

Psalm 82:3   Defend the weak & the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor & the oppressed.

Ephesians 4:12-13  to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.