World AIDS Day, at the beginning of every December, is a reminder for Christians across the world who mark this same time as Advent -- when we await a child who will save us. This year, and every year, we must be the people of faith who save the children all across the world.
In that instant, something snapped in my heart and in my head. I realized that I was either part of the solution, or I was the problem. There was no in between. Standing on the sidelines was no longer an option. It was time for me to act.
When Bill and I travel, we have been deeply touched by stories of lives changed for the better. Sharing stories is one of the most important things we can do to inspire governments and individuals to support investing in development aid.
AIDS is not "done," and it requires continued scaling up of funding for both prevention and treatment efforts. AIDS is called a crisis for a reason: without continued increases in funding, people will die.