Jena Lee Nardella

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Jena Lee Nardella is the cofounder of Blood:Water, which she started ten years ago at the age of twenty-two with the band Jars of Clay. Following her vision and leadership, the organization has brought clean water to more than a million people in Africa and provided healthcare for more than 62,000 people in HIV-affected areas. She has been honored as GOOD Magazine's GOOD 100 and as one of Christianity Today's 33 under 33 Christian leaders shaping the next generation of faith. Jena and her husband, James, and their son, Jude, split their time between Nashville, Tennessee and East Africa.

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When Stigma Unravels

Thursday night, I put on makeup and a fancy dress and walked into a ballroom with 450 co-laborers in the fight against HIV/AIDS to celebrate Blood:Water’s annual Red Tie Gala — a night dedicated to advancing the fight to end the HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa. I went into the night with a heavy heart but left with deep gladness.

You see, a year ago I lost a dear friend named Joseph to a secret he h...

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“How can we place anything – commerce, opinion, semantics – before caring for those in need? How can we paint 'secular' and 'sacred' labels while missing the vision that all things God touches are sacred, even if they are broken? When do we overlook opportunities to love others because we're so concerned with keeping ourselves safe?”
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