Dear co-laborer in the Lord’s vine,
The world just passed the 25th anniversary of the first reported case of HIV/AIDS. Still, after a quarter-century of battling what many call "the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time," the stigma attached to AIDS remains and the epidemic has yet to let up after infecting more than 65 million people worldwide.
Recent reports have indicated increasingly alarming HIV/AIDS statistics within the Latino community. The Centers for Disease Control cited that Hispanics living with AIDS in 2002 accounted for more than 20 percent of all people living with the disease. Yet Hispanics only make up 14 percent of the country’s population.
Our friends at Esperanza USA will be presenting a screening of “No Te Rindas,” (Don’t Give Up) – the first film depicting the epidemic in the Hispanic church – on August 24th from 5:30pm-8:30pm at the American Bible Society. I would like to encourage you to attend this event.
Vice President, Hispanic/Latino Ministries
American Bible Society