World AIDS Day

Today is the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day. This is an issue that the church is waking up to, and an issue that has incredibly far-reaching implications. Though people attack the issue of HIV/AIDS from a number of fronts, some of which I agree with and some I don’t, I think it’s imperative that the church become a leader in the fight. Consider this as you pray today for the world:

Worldwide, it is estimated that more than 15 million children under 18 have been orphaned as a result of AIDS. Around 11.6 million of these children live in sub-Saharan Africa. In countries badly affected by the epidemic such as Zambia and Botswana, it is estimated that 20 percent of children under 17 are orphans – most of whom have lost one or both parents to AIDS (avert.org).

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2 Comments

  • Corey says:

    Michael,

    This might interest you.
    http://heroforchildren.org

    I am close friends with the founders and dedicate a lot of my charitable time to this wonderful organization in Atlanta.

  • thanks for talking about cancer and AIDS. they aren’t “flashy” issues, but they do mean a great deal to many people. frankly, if the church was to actually lead in these areas, many people would see the rescue of Christ in a clear and practical way.

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