Day 11: Learning about HIV/AIDS

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.

31 Days of Compassion

4 thoughts on “Day 11: Learning about HIV/AIDS

  1. I love your challenge to both learn more and the be praying for the children affected via this global crisis. I was able to do a research project in grad school about the spread of HIV/AIDS and it opened my eyes so much to our need to be praying and taking steps to help change the situation!

    • Hi Hannah,
      Thanks for your comment! We have been challenged to pray and help too, and it’s neat to hear when the Lord laid it on your heart to pray and speak up on behalf of those suffering from HIV/AIDS. Has the Lord given you any specific ways to serve or pray? For instance, are there any ministries or resources he has pointed you?

      • It motivated me to give to promote health via both Compassion’s and Samaritan’s Purses’ Christmas catalogs. And I also was motivated to sponsor Compassion kids in HIV/AIDS areas. I found Compassion’s booklet on HIV/AIDS also helpful for learning more about the situation. I’ve also tried to encourage others to give to Compassion and Samaritan’s Purse to make a difference!

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