Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Current World Problems

With what has happened in the world this last week (cyclone in Myanmar, tornadoes in the US, earthquake in China) it has become so much more apparent how lucky my family and I are to live where we do: inside of a safe bubble. We turn on the television and watch what is happening, but can't really comprehend. I woke up this morning wishing I could get on a plane and fly to either Myanmar (I don't think they'd let me in) or even to China to help. I even checked on Mercy Corps website, but they need medical personnel - not regular people to help.
So...I will donate online and pray the help gets to those who need it.

I found this article in The Oregonian this morning. http://www.oregonlive.com/education/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/1210649119191280.xml&coll=7

This is a free exhibit sponsored by Medical Teams International. Already 100s of school kids have visited the exhibit. I will try to take my own kids this weekend. It's meant to bring real life world problems to teenagers (& anyone who experiences it). Not just hear about it on the news and forget about the problems. Maybe it can open their eyes as well as my own.

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