Welcome to the seventh episode of the Power Shift Edition podcast season, another beautiful collaboration between Danielle Strickland and World Vision. We are connecting with people at the intersection of power shifting around the world, including World Vision staff.
In this episode, Danielle interviews Reverend Christo Greyling. Christo is the Senior Director for Faith and External Engagement at World Vision International. God has been on a unique journey with Christo. In September 1987, Christo, a haemophiliac, tested positive for HIV. He publicly disclosed his status in 1992, while serving as a reverend in the Dutch Reformed Congregation of Windhoek-West in Namibia. His vision was to be a witness for Christ amid his situation while helping the church and others to respond to HIV with compassion and constructive action, which lead to the initiation of the Christian AIDS Bureau of Southern Africa. After he completed his Masters in Public Health, he joined World Vision and led the development of the Channels of Hope methodology which has catalysed nearly 600,000 faith leaders in 48 countries to respond to difficult development issues such as child protection, maternal and child health, HIV, gender and Ebola. He is passionate to walk alongside the church in their calling towards holistic ministry. In this Christo works towards meaningful partnerships and collaborate with Churches and faith actors to meaningfully contribute towards God’s calling to ensure all children have life in all its fullness and can live in communities without violence.
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