World AIDS Day is Dec. 1
(taken from BGR website)
One reason many Christians aren’t fighting HIV/AIDS is that they haven’t seen the innocent suffering it causes. Regardless of how the pandemic got started, despite the fact that many people are suffering because of their own sinfulness, vast multitudes of people are sick and dying through no fault of their own.
People are dying because a spouse brought the virus home. Girls are infected because they were raped by men who believed AIDS can be cured by having sex with a virgin. Babies are sick because they were born to someone infected with the virus.
In Swaziland, 30 percent of the children are either single or double orphans – meaning one or both parents have died of AIDS. More and more children are having to take responsibility for their siblings because there are no adults left to care for them.
A mind-boggling 33.2 million people worldwide are living with HIV/AIDS. Every minute a child dies because of HIV/AIDS.
We’re very sure Jesus expects his people to care about these people the way he cares about them. Wherever you live, you have opportunities in your own community to show how much God loves people suffering because of HIV/AIDS. And the opportunities beyond your neighborhood are almost limitless.
Southern Baptists are actively engaged in caring for people whose lives have been turned upside down by HIV/AIDS. On World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, you will have an opportunity to help mobilize your congregation or small group to reach out with the love of Christ to people in need because of HIV/AIDS.
Please spend time today in prayer for those all over the world who are dying of this disease.
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