Once upon a time the American dream was more than accumulating money and possessions. At its core was making this world a better place for our children.
Helping America to be a beacon of light in the world.
Solving those difficult problems regardless of the financial benefit.
Like much that was once great about America. We have abandoned the “greater good” for the “greater me”.
The divide between the rich and the poor has never been greater. Extravagant spending versus struggling to support basic human needs.
Did you know?
80% of the world population lives on less than $10 a day. More than 3 billion people live on less than $2.50 a day. More than 1.3 billion live on less than $1.25 a day.
1 billion children worldwide are living in poverty. An estimated 22,000 children die each day as a result.
805 million people worldwide do not have enough food to eat.
165 million children under the age of 5 have a reduced rate of growth and development due to chronic malnutrition.
Hunger is the number one cause of death in the world. Killing more than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.
It is estimated that $60 billion annually is needed to end extreme global poverty. That is less than 25% of the income of the top 100 richest billionaires.
More than 750 million people do not have access to clean drinking water. Inadequate drinking water, sanitation and hand hygiene contribute to diarrhea. Which kills an estimated 2,300 people per day.
Because they are too poor to afford proper treatment. 2 million children each year die of preventable diseases like diarrhea and pneumonia.
21.8 million children under 1 year of age worldwide have not received the three recommended doses of the diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine.
Approximately 1.6 billion people live without electricity.
Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil. Our great hope lies in developing what is good. Calvin Coolidge
Return next week and discover what you can do to develop what is good.
Be a VOICE shouting into the wilderness.
“CHRIST is returning!”