Prescot Woman Remembered for AIDS & HIV Work

By on Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Irene with Asher Ementanjo, the current UK director of HIV

A Prescotian who ran a Christian ministry for people with HIV and AIDS has died at the age of 73.

Irene Bibby, of Prescot Community Church, became director of the British chapter of the ministry He Intends Victory (HIV) in 1994. As part of her work, she spoke at churches and schools about AIDS awareness and her Christian faith, volunteered at local support centres and sent funds and resources to help the needy in nations as far afield as India and Uganda.

Paying tribute to Irene, California pastor Bruce Sonnenberg, director and founder of HIV, said she “wasn’t college-educated and she wasn’t a great orator, but she loved … people.”

Her life “touched thousands of people in numerous countries,” he continued. “It was only a matter of minutes after I first met her that I knew her love was real.”

Click here to read Pastor Sonnenberg’s full tribute to Irene.

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