HIV and the Church

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    Part One: HIV&AIDS, A Heartbreaking Challenge for Our Hispanic Community Together, we are celebrating the 35th Anniversary of Latino/Latina Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 – October 15, 2012, a fiesta for all Americans to express appreciation for Latino/Latina contributions and culture. Many of my friends and fellow-worshippers are Hispanic and say with broad, mischievous smiles, “Bill. There are two kinds of people in the world, Hispanics and ‘Wannabe Hispanics’.” The beauty of the Hispanic culture in the United States is that Latinos and Latinas come from many backgrounds, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Central and South American, a diverse people group whose common heritage emphasizes family, friends and faith....
    What an incredible time we had at AIDS 2012 this year! Here is a quick glimpse of all that God gave us the opportunity to do in Washington D.C. at the International AIDS conference....
    Pete Wilson and I – and a documentary film crew - were walking around the Global Village at the 2012 AIDS conference in DC. We were engaging people in conversations about their organizations and causes at the conferences. One booth caught our attention: Condomize. ...
    Caring for those with HIV&AIDS is exactly where Jesus would be today. Devastating the lives of over 33 million around the world, this pandemic cannot be stopped with out the love and effort from church communities around the world. If you’re like Saddleback when we first got started you are asking what can the church effectively do. We have built our ministry on a simple six-step strategy that we invite you to use for your ministry. The six steps of what every church can do are explained in the CHURCH acrostic below....


     
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