Young people take ownership of a program aimed at stemming AIDS.

By May 5, 2006

International (MNN)–Statistics show the HIV/AIDS pandemic is sweeping the globe with a death rate that takes a life every 12 seconds.

Secular programs are seeing moderate success in fighting the infection rates, but more often than not, the approach is a reactive one, as opposed to pro-active.

What’s required to see change in those numbers, is a lifestyle change. That’s why the Bible is such an effective tool in international youth ministries.

Recognizing that, IBS launched a program in 2004. Called ‘Reach 4 Life’, the book developed for it contains the full text of IBS’ New International Version New Testament. It also has 250 pages of notes dealing with many related issues, providing a holistic message of abstinence.

The U.S. and Canadian church youth groups are raising funds to support the International Bible Society’s ‘Reach 4 Life’ abstinence programs in Africa.

Since 2004, the program has expanded it into Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the U.S.

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