Quote of the Day: "It seems so silly to me that diseases like malaria are so prevalent when they are entirely preventable. Yet children are still dying every 35 seconds." -- Katharine McPhee
The toddler daughter of Amos, one of our security guards, is in the hospital with bad malaria and may not survive. Malaria rarely kills healthy adults and teens but small children and pregnant mothers die in great numbers. The quote above is certainly true. Some churches in the United States are trying to help with programs to supply mosquito nets and to help eradicate the source, but they are few and far between. Much more money is spent on botox injections and clothes for pets than is directed to address health issues in developing countries that kill children by the thousands. It is sad, but it has always been so. The best we can do here is to try to distribute as many mosquito nets as possible and to teach preventative measures--and we do, yet it seems so little. We are praying for the daughter of Amos and all those children who are suffering even as I write this. If you know of a program in your area that is trying to help, please help them. At the very least, remember these children in your prayers. In our area, starvation and malnutrition are not serious problems, but malaria is still the evil that kills babies, pregnant women, and small children in large numbers. May God bless and protect the children.