*Nearly 1 million African youths have made a True Love Waits commitment, pledging purity until marriage.

Since launching its first initiative in Uganda in 1994, True Love Waits – a ministry of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention – testifies to the remarkable decline of the HIV/AIDS infection rate in Africa.

More than 1.6 million African youth have heard the TLW message promoting sexual abstinence until marriage. Additionally, nearly 46,000 married adults have committed to faithfulness, and more than 41,600 decisions to follow Jesus Christ have been recorded.

What makes the TLW ministry unique from other HIV prevention programs all over the world is their biblical approach to sex – it’s about following God’s plan for purity.

TLW urges a comprehensive call to sexual purity that involves the mind, spirit, and behavior. God created sex for a lifetime commitment between one man and one woman, the program teaches.

Everyone who makes a commitment signs a pledge card that states:

“Believing that true love waits, I make a commitment to God, myself, my family, my friends, my future mate, and my future children to a lifetime of purity including sexual abstinence from this day until the day I enter a biblical marriage relationship.”

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