BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Dozens gathered Sunday at First Presbyterian Church of Buffalo and held an HIV/AIDS prayer rally.
It is estimated that more than 1.2 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV, and almost 1 in 8 are unaware of their infection.
The rally led by Rev. Dr. Geri Lyon, a former pastor of the Buffalo church, included interactive prayers, current statistics on HIV/AIDS, and a performance of “Amazing Grace” on viola.
“First Presbyterian Church is a diverse congregation with a heart for mission. Beloved members of this congregation have died from AIDS-related diseases, and others are living with HIV/AIDS today. We want to demonstrate the power of prayer to draw attention to important issues and make positive changes.” said Christina Banas, Co-Moderator of the church’s Board of Deacons, who are sponsoring the Prayer Rally.
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Statistics from AIDS.gov