wake UP!!!!!!!

Right out of the gate, you need to know that I’m EXTREMELY amped up about this post.  I’m amped up, because it seems to me that virtually no one in the international community is making a REALLY IMPORTANT CONNECTION.  Here’s the deal:  ebola is an epidemic that has been ravaging three countries in West Africa (Sierra Leone, Guinea & Liberia) for this entire year.  The international community has become increasingly attentive and responsive to this awful disease that currently has no known cure & with an 70% mortality rate.  Ebola is really serious!

But here’s the WAKE UP CALL:  While the US has currently given over $200million for ebola aid & assistance, China has given less than $10million to the ebola crisis up to today.  The reason I’m so amped up about this discrepency is because China is the leading economic partner for Sierra Leone, Guinea & Liberia.  Feel free to research the recent economic agreements that China has negotiated with these three nations in the last 5 years & you’ll rapidly see that China is acquiring vast amounts of wealth & natural resources from these nations, but up to this day, China has been shamefully silent and virtually absent from providing any noteworthy support against ebola.

6db19_141006091841-03-ebola-1006-horizontal-gallery  My rant in this post isn’t based solely on Judeo Christian values.  My rant in this post is based on human dignity & I would urge you to put pressure on the Chinese government to save their own economic face & put some hefty finances toward stopping the spread of ebola in these three nations.  Please post this blog on your Facebook page, pass it along to your friends and let’s bring to international public awareness this shameful neglect from the second biggest economy in the world, China.

 

economic crisis

This has been an interesting week with the stock market – to say the least.  Reece says that the stock market in America dropped 17% in the last week – virtually unprecedented in recent history.  I think the economic thing is making the global community a bit jittery & understandably so.  However, it is my humble opinion that the economic crisis is revealing a deeper abyss – the misconception that wealth is the solution to the emptiness that echoes in the chasm of each human heart on the planet.  While I completely appreciate the value of wealth & its ability to improve the ability of the poor to survive, let’s not be misled that it is an answer to the neediness of our hearts. 

Reece told me about something that happened in Louisiana with a drilling rig on a lake that accidentally broke through the bottom of a lake only to discover a salt cave under the lake – watch the video below to see what happened.  While you’re watching, think about this question:  could our present economic strain be revealing a deeper chasm?

lake drain