Sickness and disease, especially HIV/AIDS and other long-term, life-changing diseases, are some of the most uncomfortable things for Christians to talk about. Perhaps it’s primarily because we don’t understand what it feels like to be in that person’s place. We know the, “by his stripes we are healed,” and, “His grace is sufficient,” and, “God is able to do exceeding abundantly,” scriptures by heart, and yet we can’t figure out why a person would still be sick, especially with something like HIV/AIDS. Why hasn’t God healed them?
One of the ministry capacities I serve in is to teach all the new members of my church about our perspective on missions and evangelism, as well as instructing them on how to share their testimony, during our monthly membership seminar. During the second part of the session, we discuss a strategy created by Rick Warren called “The P.E.A.C.E. Plan.” The P.E.A.C.E. Plan is a five-pronged strategy to attack the five biggest global issues through empowering individuals to have an impact locally and globally.