Although the world is full of suffering it is also full of the overcoming it. Helen Keller
Love our neighbor as ourselves............
If we are loving our neighbors why is Africa dying? If children in US, Canada, or England were starving to death and dying of preventable diseases they would have texting and what ever else available to save the children. Some-how Africa doesn't count to most. These are God's people and children dying. Suffering horrible deaths from preventable diseases. The great trick of Satan is to say one doesn't make a difference. The difference to that one can be life or death.
Less than $2 a day 2.6 billion people 40 percent of the world people
Less than $1 a day 1.0 billion people 15 percent of the world's people
$105 a day USA 0.3 billion people 4.5 percent of the world's people
Then the King will say, "I'm telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me-you did it to me"Matthew 25:40
The top 20 percent of the world's population consumes 86% of the world's goods:(
So let us say that each person in USA sponsored just one child for $25 dollars a month. That small amount of money would almost double a poor families income for the year. Just imagine the change in situation of doubling our own income in a year? Now imagine that in county that makes only $1 dollar a day for an entire family this would be the difference between enough food and not enough to eat.
Here is a chart comparison of where our Aminat lives in Ethiopia:
pop 81 million 295.4 million
life expectancy 49 years 78 years
literacy 36% 97%
access to safe H20 22% 100%
average annual income $180 $41,400
So actually where Aminat lives her family makes .49 cents a day...................
I am ashamed to say this year we just started child sponsorship. I had always wanted to, but good intentions add up to absolutely nothing without action. Everyone could do this, one child at time, feed one.
In the end, we will remember not the worlds of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Dr. Martin Luther King JR.
To learn more about child sponsorship visit http://www.worldvision.org/
A wonderful book to read to understand the plight of the poor and our responsibility is:
"The Hole In Our Gospel" by Richard Stearns president of world vision USA.
'He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that what it means to know the Lord. Jeremiah 22:16