World Aids Day 2007

November 29, 2007 — Leave a comment

More than 30 million people worldwide have died from AIDS-related causes and more than 40 million are currently infected.

8,000 people die every day because of AIDS.

Another person dies every 11 seconds.

There are more than 15 million children who have lost one or both parents because of AIDS. Most of these cases are in sub-Saharan Africa.

When Jesus saw sick people he was filled with compassion.

When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.

No one is disqualified for compassion.

If we want to be like Christ then we need to let compassion well up freely within our souls when we witness those who are hurting and then–driven by compassion–we must release that compassion and do whatever we can to help them.

Saturday, December 1st is World AIDS Day 2007, so at The Well on Sunday I’m going to be delivering a message on AIDS. I’m embarrassed to admit it, but this is the first time I’ve spoken on AIDS, but it won’t be the last.

The AIDS crisis is ravaging Africa, creating another orphan every 14 seconds.

This video will give you just a glimpse of the AIDS crisis in Africa.

This weekend please join me in . . .

  • praying for those around the world who are suffering from AIDS
  • praying for a cure for the HIV virus and AIDS
  • raising awareness in the Church about the global AIDS crisis
  • challenging our individual churches to do something . . . anything . . . to make a difference
  • and in making sure that a day will come when little girls–like Flossy–will grow up to have little girls of their own.
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