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So, I got an email today that really made me sad.  It was from our taxi driver/guide when we were in Africa who became so close to us in such a short amount of time that we consider him family.   His email went something like this:

It's good to hear from you.  I am ok, but I have no job anymore and life is becoming more difficult.  But please write soon.

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Human Trafficking

I just watched a documentary on child trafficking in rural China. I could not believe how high of a number  it was. In the one particular village they were focusing on (a small one in the Yunnan province) over one hundred couples have lost their children to trafficking. And the authorities forbid them from talking to "foreigners", or people outside of the local police. How could this be happening, and we don't know about it?
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Why Social Justice is Important

Hello there!  You don't know me, but I'm new on this thing.  My main goal on this is to talk about social justice issues and how we can make a difference.  I suppose the best thing to do is to start with why that is important. 

Suffering is alive in this world.  But I don't believe that God causes suffering.  I believe His heart breaks as He watches His children suffer.  When Jesus was walking here, He said to take care of the poor, the widows, the orphans.  So we need to pay attention.  God wants us to know about them and to help them when we can. 

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