The Guardians of Hope is Canadian Baptist Ministries
international response to HIV and AIDS.
On this Friday, December 1, people around the world will remember those who have been affected by HIV and AIDS. Many schools, churches, and community organizations will dedicate time to raising awareness about AIDS and the global spread of the HIV virus.
UNAIDS estimates that over one million people died of AIDS related illness in 2016. Currently, there are nearly 37 million people living with HIV and AIDS around the world.
The 2017 World AIDS Day will explore the challenges people face in exercising their right to health. There are free resources available online for anyone interested in raising awareness and getting involved.
As Canadian Baptists, we are working with partner churches in Africa and India to respond to the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS and to support caregivers that are providing for AIDS orphans. This program is called the Guardians of Hope.
Since 2004, the Guardians of Hope have been mobilized in churches and communities where HIV/AIDS has brought fear, poverty, and death. Together with these local groups, we are bringing hope and providing support, education, and help.
Please consider how you can be a part of bringing hope to the world this Christmas and visit hopefulgifts.ca where Canadian Baptists are working together to share the transforming love of Christ which touches every dimension of life.
You can give the gift of hope this year by
providing education for vulnerable children.