“And they shall hear of wars, and rumors of wars.”
While the United States has experienced relative peace in 2011, it wasn’t that way for many countries.
10 Most Violent Ongoing Conflicts of 2011:
- Mexican Drug War- 19,396 deaths
- Afghan Civil War- 8,938 deaths
- War in North-West Pakistan – 6,142 deaths
- Colombian Armed Conflict- 5,667 deaths
- Insurgency in Iraq- 5,489 deaths
- Syrian Uprising- 3,500-5,400 deaths
- Sudanese Nomadic Conflicts- 3,141 deaths
- Yemeni Uprising- 1,870 deaths
- Sudan Internal Conflict- 1,500 deaths
- Somali Civil War- 1,400 deaths
“We recognize and teach that all the people of the earth are of the family of God. And as He is our Father, so are we brothers and sisters with family obligations one to another.”
-President Gordon B. Hickley
Personal Notes: I’m grateful to live in peace. I think it’s our duty and opportunity to reach out to those in need. We ought not idle away our time in selfishness, while thousands of our spiritual brothers and sisters struggle physically and spiritually. We can make a difference by wearing out our lives to benefit those around us.