The AIDS Crisis: What We Can Do

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Paperback, 157 pages.
by Deborah Dortzbach and W. Meredith Long
ISBN: 978-0830833726

Over forty million people today are living with HIV/AIDS. In 2005, three million people died of AIDS, and half a million of them were children.

The reality is dark.

But in darkness, even one small flame of light makes a difference. And the church of Jesus Christ is bringing light into the darkness of the AIDS crisis all over the world. In Cambodia, the Way of Hope church is helping communties understand how AIDS is transmitted through their "Hope for Teens" program. In Rwanda, Pastor Augustin has taken in Tatu, whose extended family refused to take care of her when her parents died of AIDS. A Good Samaritan support group for men and women with AIDS also meets at their church.

Like these churches, this book is a flame of light. Deborah Dortzbach and Meredith Long offer  personal stories, up-to-date statistics and their years of international experience to give us the global portrait of AIDS. They teach us to listen. They allow us to observe. They help us to become informed so that we can partner with brothers and sisters already at work aroung the world loving, lobbying, caring , praying.

"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." John 1:5