Saturday, April 19, 2008
Don´t give up Africa
Worldwide, it is estimated that more than 15 million children under 18 have been orphaned as a result of AIDS. More than 12 million of these children live in Sub-Saharan Africa, where it is currently estimated that 9% of all children have lost at least one parent to AIDS.
I encourage you to read the book "There is no me without you" by Melissa Fay Greene. This is one women's story trying to help rescue some of these children orphaned by AIDS. She said that people can not respond as if things are as they always have been. AIDS is like a tidal wave, and we need to respond in a different more urgent way. Millions of children are being raised without anyone to care for them. If ever there was a moment in history the Church should respond to Gods many encouragements to care for the fatherless, now would be that time. In fact I'm sure God will judge the Church based on what they did for the least of these.
AAI has a great program to adopt from Ethiopia and now Ghana.