Sunday, September 25, 2005

Thousands Face Personal Hurricanes all Over the World

Over the past weeks in the U.S. it's been 'Hurricane Central' with Katrina and Rita tearing into the Gulf of Mexico with quite a fury. I'll admit that I've been as glued to it all as many, but I can only watch so many reporters being pelted by sideways rain clinging to trees or signposts for stability in 80 mph winds before they all kind of blur together. Same story told over and over and over and over and over and over...

And, as gripping as all that may be I can't help but wonder how many children all over the world have Category Five Hurricanes tearing into their lives every day. Storms called 'AIDS', or 'dysentery' or 'hunger' or the death of a parent. The greatest tragedy of the U.S. Hurricanes will be if we take our eyes off of the 'global picture' where there are thousands of Personal Hurricanes brewing everyday.

I did a quick google search to try to get an answer about the scope of the world hunger problem and here's a few links that I found that are loaded with information that you may find shocking and perhaps inspiring if you're a person who likes to make a difference.

Poverty Fact Sheet from World Vision

Hurricane Brewing Daily for Children all over the world -- startling facts

World Vision Reports: World Summit on the Millenium Goals at the U.N.

So, as you read some of the info from the reports above you'll see that the Global need remains staggering.

Just wanted to post a reminder to us all and to ask that you pray about sponsoring a child somewhere else in the world. Julie and I do that through World Vision and we'd highly recommend it to you as well.

Rising Leaders have the will to make a difference and because of God's great power at work in us we will!

Just thought you'd like to know,
Jeff Fuson

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p.p.p.p.s. Okay last one! Feel FREE to distribute this content as long as you pass it along in it's entirety with all links in place pointing to original urls. Give credit where credit is due and use this to build other people up. Thanks for playing and thanks for passing this along. Jeff Fuson


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