Chiefland woman gets royal treatment

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Meets king of Swaziland

By Lou Elliott Jones, Editor

Carol Kearns was on a mission trip to Colima, Mexico, with her husband, Pastor George Kearns of Lighthouse Word Church in Chiefland, when the call came.
Would she be interested in doing God's work in Swaziland?
Why not spend 10 days in July in Swaziland, one of the last countries ruled by a king who is the closest thing to an absolute monarch. It's only 7,800 plus miles away, land-locked between South Africa and Mozambique.
"The population is about 950,000," the Chiefland resident said. "And about 50 to 60 percent of the people have AIDS or HIV."
Swaziland is No. 1 in the world in percentage of population testing HIV-positive or for AIDS, according to the Central Intelligence Agency's "World Fact Book."
But on her trip, Kearns not only got to work with 33 children at New Hope Centre in Bethany, she also trained dancers to perform in front of the monarch, King Mswati III, and his wives at the 20th anniversary  Somhlolo Festival of Praise. Kearns also sang at an international prayer breakfast during the festival.

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