When 16-year-old Shane Stanford  contracted HIV, he wanted more than anything to make his life matter. The United Methodist pastor and author will speak about his 20-year journey as an HIV-positive hemophiliac at a symposium at 3:30 p.m. on March 19 in Goodson Chapel. His most recent book, “A Positive Life”, forthcoming from Zondervan in April, has been praised as “a story of grace, mercy and faithfulness as convicting as it is captivating.”
A 1994 graduate of Duke Divinity School, Stanford is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, and he currently serves on the steering committee of the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund and as a commissioner for United Methodist Communications (UMCOM). He lives with his wife and their three daughters in Petal, Miss.
The event, sponsored by Zoe Ministry , is free and open to the public.
NOTE: This event has been cancelled. [March 19, 2010]