While we may have learned about HIV/AIDS in high school health class, Andy and I do not remember learning of the global epidemic. We learned that AIDS was a sexually transmitted disease, and the relationship between HIV and AIDS was questioned and debatable. Since that time, we have learned more about HIV/AIDS. We have learned not only of the devastation, but the fact that although there is not yet a cure, there is treatment and help available.
Today for day 11 of 31 days of compassion, we want to challenge you to expand your knowledge of HIV/AIDS. As you educate yourself, pray for the millions affected and those bringing hope. Pray also for the many children affected and orphaned by this global crisis. Once you have learned about HIV/AIDS, share your newfound knowledge with your family and friends. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those suffering from HIV/AIDS. Tomorrow, we will learn about something very small that effects many, and how each of us can help a family live and thrive.