"Let Everyone who is Godly pray to You while You may be found"  (Psalm 32:6)

TAKING ON AIDS WORLDWIDE
House Vote on $15 Billion Plan Expected Thursday

Rescue those being led away to deaththose staggering toward slaughter. If you say, "But we knew nothing about this," does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay each person according to what he has done? (Prov 24:11-12)

In January President Bush asked "Congress to commit $15 billion over the next five years to turn the tide against AIDS" He later declared, "We can turn our eyes away or we can take decisive, historic action to turn the tide against this disease and give the hope of life to millions who need our help The United States of America chooses the path of action and the path of hope (http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/04/20030429-5.html)."

  • Staggering Statistics - Two-thirds of all AIDS victims worldwide live in Africa. Thirty million Africans now suffer from AIDS ­ three million victims are children under 15. In Botswana, 40% of all adults are infected. Twenty million Africans have already died and 55 million are expected to die by 2020.
  • The Uganda Miracle - President Bush would like to see all Africa embrace a program begun in Uganda 1986. Uganda emphasized prevention via abstinence and marital fidelity ­ NOT condom use. Uganda's AIDS infection rate has dropped from 30% to 6% and there has been a dramatic reduction in both teen sexual activity and adult promiscuity. The churches in Uganda have worked hand-in-hand with the government to achieve these results.
  • Pro-Life Conservatives are deeply concerned - The Bush-backed Bill that will come to a vote on the House floor Thursday, May 1, lacks "Mexico City" language (prohibiting federal grants to groups that advocate or practice abortion). Pro-abort agencies, says one analyst, are "salivating" over this new money. Another concern is that petty bureaucrats in Africa could line their pockets with these monies ­ and the resources never reach those most in need.


The Miracle of Uganda took place because Uganda's leaders, desperate for deliverance from AIDS and other curses, called the nation to Solemn Assembly ­ to a prolonged period of prayer, fasting, repentance and seeking the face of God. Biblical curses call for Biblical solutions. Charles Colson and William Bennett warn if this bill is not "improved to reach the lofty goals the president has laid out not only will we see a humanitarian tragedy of epic proportions, we will also risk threats to the political and economic stability of the entire continent and world (The Washington Times, 4/29/03).

Please Join Us in Concerted Prayer:

God of Love & Mercy, Rule over our House & Senate. Cause an AIDS RELIEF Bill to be fashioned that is RIGHTEOUS in all its particulars.
Grant America & the Nations of Africa REPENTANCE, FAITH & OBEDIENCE. May we all be FULLY DELIVERED from the outpoured Curses of the Law. In Jesus Name, Amen (Ex 15:26; Lev 18:all, esp. 24; Dt 28:all; Ps 91:all; Rom 11:32; Gal 3:13-14; Mt 9:13).

 

 


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