On Tuesday, August 5th a 72 hour cease fire between Israel and and Hamas was agreed upon and went into effect, please Lord let it hold. Israeli ground forces have also been removed from Gaza, which is another hopeful sign. Let there be peace in that part of the world, we call Holy. Let the violence end and peace talks begin. There needs to be a lasting solution so that Israeli children and Palestinian children grow up in a peaceful world, where peaceful co-existence is achieved through negotiation and common sense solutions that work. How hard can this be?
Please Lord, I pray that the experimental serum that was given to Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, both afflicted with that dreadful disease Ebola, will be the cure and it will be marketed as soon as possible. This process must be sped up. If people are dying and it seems to have worked on these two cases, what's the sense in waiting to help others. Who cares about side effects when without the serum, death is almost certain, especially in Africa.
I'm always amazed at selfless, compassionate people who risk their lives and travel to foreign countries and put themselves in danger to help others. Missionary work is truly a noble undertaking, as Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity as well as others, like Christian missionaries from all denominations, have showed us so often. They are truly heroes! Their deep faith and their desire to make a difference is what brought Dr. Brantly and Nancy Whitebol to Africa.
So hopefully the summer news will improve, the Ebola outbreak in Africa will be brought under control, a cure will be found and better health facilities will be built in Africa and other third world countries because we are all interconnected.
The billionaries of the world (all wealthy people) have to step up and share their wealth, to improve conditions for everyone on this planet. The 85 richest people in the world who have a substantial amount of the world's wealth (according to a latest study), could really make an enormous difference. Of course many are already giving and doing a lot through their foundations. But more has to be done. Everyone deserves access to good health care, education, housing and nutritious food and peace, regardless of what part of the world they live in. Isn't that what Jesus taught over and over again?