Almost everyday for two weeks I would get off work and drive around the mall close to my apartment, trying to decide what I wanted for dinner. Driving in circles thinking I am starving, but there’s so many choices. God reminded me of a statistic I read in Radical by David Platt “more than 26,000 children today will breathe their last breathe due to starvation or a preventable disease.” Static from Mercy Corps is “every 10 seconds a Child dies from hunger.”
“Complete starvation in adults leads to death within 8 to 12 weeks. In the final stages of starvation, adult humans experience a variety of neurological and psychiatric symptoms, including hallucinations and convulsions, as well as severe muscle pain and disturbances in heart rhythm.“ -Encyclopedia
8 to 12 weeks without food and thats for an adult! When I act like I am dying after 3 hours. “This year 36 million people will die of hunger.” -Theworldcounts.com To me this is unacceptable how can we let this happen. In American we have so much privilege with opportunities for our lives and to make a difference in the lives of others. Americas population makes up 4.4% of the worlds population, as a young adult who has never lacked anything, its hard to comprehend what the rest of the world goes through. It’s easy to read a statistic and go on with your day because you have never experienced it. This is one reason I really wanted to go overseas with YWAM to have a purpose in life, to help others, and to spread to gospel for there so many who are in need of a Savior. “Little or no access to the gospel make up 42.2% of the worlds population and unevangelized make up 11% of the worlds population.” -thetravelteam.org
Mark 16:15 He said to them “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.”
God has been stirring my heart to not settle for these statistics, to stop and truly think about it. Question myself and what really matters. I went to google and started researching a bunch of different topics that affect the world and its population such as: Orphan, human trafficking, suicide, hunger etc.
I want to share with you a Video God lead me to make that will hopefully stir your heart to not settle for the statistics, there is a victory and its in the name of Jesus.