February 13, 2016 20:47 ET

Roberts Liardon -- Continues His Efforts With Help in AIDS Humanitarian Work

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - February 13, 2016) - Noted spiritual leader, author, and humanitarian Roberts Liardon has worked on providing education on HIV/AIDS as part of his compassionate work. After spending time in Africa, he is continuing his mission and offering much needed teachings to communities in Asia. The epidemic continues to be a worldwide issue, with tens of millions infected and about 1 million individuals dying from HIV-related causes annually. However, it is clear that the virus disproportionately affects those in developing countries, with over two-thirds of all people living in Sub-Saharan Africa infected. And while getting the appropriate medication to remote areas is an absolute necessity, one of the most effective tools in preventing the contraction and transmission of the virus remains education.

Born in Oklahoma, Roberts Liardon quickly showed a passion for helping others, the Word of God, and chronicling the history of the Protestant Church and its leaders. At the age of 25, he established Spirit Life Bible College in Orange County, California. This became the base for his work around the globe, a large part of which would be assistance of all kinds to the poor, sick and otherwise needy. Including the work in Namibia, battling the spread of HIV/AIDS. The low populated country is listed among the ten countries with the highest HIV prevalence levels in the world. Unsafe practices are not the only cause of sexual transmission -- there are inaccurate beliefs that are widespread in rural communities. Health organizations highlight education as a critical tool in lowering contraction of the virus and eventual development of AIDS. Liardon received permission to enter schools and, along with a team of missionaries, began successfully educating young people on the true causes and effects of HIV/AIDS as well as how to prevent contraction and transmission of the virus.

While Sub-Saharan Africa is by far the leader in HIV/AIDS prevalence, the Philippines is recognized as having one of the fastest growing HIV epidemics in the world. A major challenge faced here is the severe under-reporting of incidents of the sickness -- always a risk magnifier in the spread of the disease. Understanding that reluctance to speak openly about the matter was putting more individuals in danger, Roberts Liardon has been working with missionaries to provide the same sort of knowledge shared in Namibia to the Philippine population -- along with new information specific to their country. His ministry, Roberts Liardon Ministries, has established strong contacts in the Philippines, yet he has also brought a friend back to the States for more in depth training to ensure the greatest possible success on their return to the Philippines. Through these educational efforts as well as additional ongoing humanitarian work (including provision of supplies, financial support and spiritual teachings), Liardon hopes to continue making a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Roberts Liardon is a spiritual leader, public speaker, historian, and humanitarian. He has sold over 15 million books worldwide, including 1.5 million books of 'I Saw Heaven', written when he was just 17 years old, and the best selling series "God's Generals," which cemented his place as a leading Protestant Church historian. He established Roberts Liardon Ministries based in Sarasota, Florida and Spirit Life Bible College in Irvine, California, to better serve The Lord and his fellow man. Throughout his life, his humanitarian efforts have received accolades from the public and presidents alike. He and his missionary teams have provided spiritual guidance and assistance to those in need both at home and around the world. Roberts Liardon has maintained a demanding speaking schedule and continues to mentor the next generation of spiritual leaders.

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