07 May 2009

National Day of Prayer & World AIDS Orphans Day

Today is the 58th annual NDP. What a blessing to live in a country where we are free to pray privately, congregationally, publically, corporately, and nationally! And, what a disappointment that President Obama decided not to honor this important day! I hope he gets enough heat from people that he reconsiders hosting an event in the White House next year!

Today is also World AIDS Orphans Day.

"Over 15 million children worldwide have lost one or both parents to AIDS – equivalent to the number of people living in New York, Paris, and Bangkok combined. In sub-Saharan Africa alone, over 12 million children have been orphaned by the pandemic. Experts believe that millions more orphans remain unaccounted for in India, China and Russia.

By 2010, the number of AIDS orphans worldwide is expected to reach at least 20 million."

I think it's fantastic that both are being commemorated on the same day!

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