Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Are Whales More Valuable Than Children?

“We can also teach our sons and daughters that there is a world of suffering beyond our own neighborhood. Unfortunately, our kids won’t get a reliable perspective of this plight through the media. In 1988, for example, the press sent an army of reporters to cover the story of three trapped whales in Alaska. Several governments cooperated to rescue these animals, and the media heralded this account to inquiring minds around the world. Sadly, the same year, more than a quarter of a million people died of starvation in the Sudan. Their terrible tragedy never made the front page.

In fact, more children die in the Third World every two days than all the American servicemen killed in the Vietnam War. In some countries like Tanzania, one of five children will die before the age of five from diseases such as measles, malnourishment, diarrhea, and malaria. This is the stark reality of life and death in the Southern Hemisphere.”

Train Up A Child by Rolf Zettersten
(pages 29-30)

1 comment:

Emily.Elaine said...

Wow, what tragedy. Thank you very much for sharing this. God has been laying third world needs on my & Eric's hearts lately--especially reaching orphans and victims of sex trafficking. Waiting for God to direct our steps in how to be used in alleviation of this staggering need, but trusting in His faithful provision. Prayers always for your ministry efforts,

Eric & Emily Gemin