On a day when most of your emails today are talking about Cyber Monday, save money on shopping and get this special deal; we here at the Small Group Network want to turn your attention today not to saving money, but saving room for your attention to be on people Jesus cares about.
Tomorrow, December 1st is World AIDS Day. Did you know that almost 1,000 young women are newly infected with HIV everyday, or that about 1 in 8 people living with HIV in the U.S. are unaware of their infection? Jesus cared for the marginalized, the widows and the orphans; the people who society didn’t want to deal with. HIV/AIDS is a disease that marginalizes people, creates more widows and orphans in this world than any other situation on this planet! If you or someone you know is infected by this disease, let them know their illness is not their identity.
The Small Group Network exists “So Nobody Stands Alone” and this is a great time to come together as the global body of Christ to pray for those who have been infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
So today, we ask you, the church and your small groups to remember World AIDS Day tomorrow. Forget the sales for a day and save room for what Jesus MADE room for.
Free Resources to help you prepare for WAD.
Resource #1- Small Group Curriculum: Heart for People living with HIV and AIDS by Kay Warren
Resource #2- WAD Prayer Guide Article