This seems to be a summer of unrest where hatred, turmoil, killings, violence, and destruction are evident in so many places on earth.
Currently, the Mid East is foremost in our minds as the ongoing unrest and cycle of violence threatens to become all-out war. The tension is being inflamed by anguish over the kidnapping and deaths of the Israeli teenagers and death of a Palestinian teenager in a suspected act of revenge. We are looking at a very difficult game of nerves. Our Christian brothers and sisters living in Israel are calling for prayer, prayer, and more prayer.
The Syrian conflict has continued growing in intensity and scope for over two years, with the United Nations estimating more than 100,000 dead and millions displaced. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees stated that, This is biggest humanitarian tragedy since the Rwandan genocide. Of the 2.5 million Syrian refugees, half are children.
The 200 school girls are still missing in northern Nigeria. It has been reported that entire villages in northern Nigeria have been devastated with Christian churches and Bibles being destroyed as Boko Haram continues on its radical, terroristic, destructive path.
As you continue to look around the world you realize that, in addition to wars and tumult there are many natural disasters taking place; earthquakes, typhoons, tornados, drought, wildfires, floods and other high impact weather and climate disasters.