Monday, July 03, 2006

Jacquelyn Edwards teaches Students on Sexual Purity

A.L.A.R.M., along with a local student ministry, arranged speaking opportunities at four schools (a total of 260 students) in Ndola. The highest rate of sexual transmission of HIV is among heterosexuals. Young women are the getting AIDS faster than any other gender/age group. Many young women acquire AIDS from older men. Many myths and cultural barriers contribute to the pandemic. Women, in general, do not have strong skills in saying "no" to sexual advances from men.

The message of sexual abstinence until marriage is not only God's desire for every person but is a life and death decision in Zambia. Jacque used a combination of her own personal testimony with the truth of God's Word. She punctuated her message with her favorite candy, Skittles, as part of a visual demonstration.