Impact of Faith-Based Initiatives
The BWM is now proposing to work with our partners in Nicaragua, Honduras, and Guyana to prevent the epidemic proportions of HIV/AIDS in those countries. Potential projects could evolve around the issues of:
- education of clergy, lay leaders and congregations regarding HIV/AIDS, as well as confronting stigmas associated with this disease,
- prevention strategies
- prevention of mother-to-child transmission, and
- care of those with HIV/AIDS, including physical, emotional, and spiritual care and the provision of treatment
- care of orphans and vulnerable children — OVC
Congregational Educational Forums
The Board of World Mission staff, as well as members of the HIV/AIDS Advisory Board, is available to congregations to coordinate education and resources when possible. Please contact the BWM offices or staff directly with specific needs.
Local Ministry Opportunities
Seek out your local HIV/AIDS Networks and consider volunteering with them. This is an excellent way to learn more about the related issues and to put a “face” on the problem.
Ways to Provide Support
Designated contributions can be sent to:
The Board of World Mission
PO Box 1245
Bethlehem, PA 18016