These two passages of Scriptures come to my soul when I think of the collaboration between GAA and New Beginnings Cathedral as we have traveled near and far ministering to Gods people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples,The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. (Matthew 9:35-37, NIV)
And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean. And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, andhe was cleansed. (Mark 1:40-42, KJV)
GAA and NBC are made up of men, women and young people who aremoved with compassion to mobilize and touch people with the love of God. Jesus'example inspirse us to engage in missions and outreach that will help heal, encourage, and offer hope to the marginalized. The human touch that the example of Jesus inspires in the GAA and NBC collaboration includes educating, proclaiming, and continual caring for those that suffer in this pandemic. We truly believe that there is a plentiful harvest among those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS who are in need of Gods compassion through the human touch.
We are always praying for more compassionate people to help minister because the need is so great. Will you consider being an agent of change with us?
Bishop Timothy Williams is pastor of New Beginnings Church in Detroit.