A Prayer for World AIDS Day

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Eight years ago, I went on a small mission trip to Swaziland, a tiny little kingdom in southern Africa, a (scary) 5-hour drive east of Johannesburg. One in four adults there is HIV positive--and that is just reported cases--ranking that country's rate of infection among the highest in the world. Poverty and gender inequality were, and remain, key factors in the spread of the disease.As one often learns on a mission trip, our time there was spent not so much 'doing' anything that would change … [Read more...]

This Little Light of Mine

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Advent; Week 1, Day 3Today, right this minute, some 34 million people are living with AIDS.Wait a second...That's not very festive.December 1 is World AIDS Day.  It is a day to commemorate the loss of life; to raise awareness; to advocate for those needing treatment; and to work for a cure.  This is a cause near and dear to my heart, and to my calling as a minister. I've been involved with AIDS service organiations in Kentucky, North Carolina, Phoenix, and have even travelled with a … [Read more...]


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