Mobilizing local churches around the world to end AIDS
What you and your church can do
You’re not alone. There is hope.
Watch, Listen, Get Equipped.
La movilización de las iglesias locales en todo el mundo para acabar con el SIDA
You are never too young to make a difference! One of the core
values of Saddleback Church is that every member is uniquely shaped for
ministry. This culture is not reserved for adults only, but extends to student
ministries as young people are given the opportunity to actively serve their
community and spread the love of Jesus to those around them. The Junior High
ministry at Saddleback held their “Impact OC” weekend where hundreds of
students were given the opportunity to serve in various capacities throughout
Orange County, including partnering with the HIV&AIDS Initiative to serve people living with HIV and AIDS in our community. Students
took the time to carefully shop for, assemble and hand-deliver care baskets to
several individuals living with HIV in our church family. The baskets were
filled with snacks, comfort items, and notes as a tangible representation of
how our ministry cares. This unique interaction lent the students an
opportunity to learn more about what HIV is, as well as a chance to simply show
up and show that Saddleback cares. One of our ministry members who received a
care basket from the students exclaimed, “I’m just so grateful! It was very
nice of them [students] to be so considerate and so young.” We love that
Saddleback’s Junior High Ministry invited their students into an opportunity to
serve their community and to show the love of Jesus to the people around them!
This serve project didn’t require any special qualifications from the students-
they just cared!
If you would like more information on how you can get involved
in serving with the HIV&AIDS Initiative, email HIV@saddleback.com or
© HIV/AIDS Initiative