Moody's Midday Connection
I had the privilege to be on Midday Connection today with Anita Lustrea. Midday Connection's ministry focus this year is HIV/AIDS. Anita first heard my testimony via CrossRoads' documentary called HOPE Positive which featured me and three other Christians living with HIV/AIDS from Russia, South Africa and Jamaica. It was a blessing to tell Midday Connection's audience about God's work in my life and what it is like living with HIV.
We also spoke about the church's involvement in local AIDS ministries. It seems that it is easier to get churches motivated about going overseas for AIDS ministry but we tend to turn a blind eye to AIDS right in our own backyard. My hope is that we would become a bit more balanced by ministering both abroad and at home.
I was quite impressed by a church in Fresno called Cornerstone Church, that held the first church sponsored AIDS Walk last year to raise AIDS awareness and funds for local AIDS ministries. I thought that this was a great example of loving our neighbor, literally! There are people living in our very communities who have AIDS. What are we doing to minister to them? I would love to see the church in America mobilizing to care for those around us with HIV/AIDS.
I have a vision of doing an AIDS Walk in DuPage County, IL. If you are interested in helping with this vision, please email me. I'd love to hear from you if you have any other comments or questions.
Have a great day in the Lord!