Violence and persecution aren’t new, however, that doesn’t change the heartbreak and horror. There are many things that aren’t reported in the US that are happening around the world, just like there are many things that are happening in the US that aren’t reported around the world. We live on a huge continent – Africa. Africa consists of 53 different countries. We have friends who serve in 24 of the 53 countries. Our hearts break for the horrors that have been going on in Central African Republic for more than a year now. Our hearts break for churches being burned in Niger. Our hearts break for the wake of death of Ebola in many of the nations. Our hearts break for those in Nigeria, Chad and the Far North of Cameroon who are being abducted, killed, tortured and terrorized by B.H. We live approximately 800 miles from the Far North (about two days, hard drive).
It’s so easy for me to get caught up in my own little world (especially when I’m not feeling my best) and not be mindful of all who surround me who are suffering.