Sunday, December 2, 2012

Current Events in the DRC

The past few weeks have been quite unstable for the eastern part of the DRC.  

Our hearts are broken anew for the innocent Congolese who yet again are dragged into chaos and instability.

From a recent CNN article
"The U.N. has labeled the DRC, Africa's second largest country, as the "rape capital of the world" because of the pace and scope of the use of rape as a weapon of war by proxy militia gangs fighting for control of Congo's easily appropriabl
e and highly valuable natural resources, destined for sale in Europe, Asia, Canada and the United States.

The wars in that country have claimed nearly the same number of lives as having a 9/11 every single day for 360 days, the genocide that struck Rwanda in 1994, the ethnic cleansing that overwhelmed Bosnia in the mid-1990s, the genocide that took place in Darfur, the number of people killed in the great tsunami that struck Asia in 2004, and the number of people who died in Hiroshima and Nagasaki -- all combined and then doubled."

That is incomprehensible.  

Yet it is reality. 

This article in Time Magazine explains just why the DRC has been given the name, "Rape Capital of the World." 

In a country filled with beautiful faces and courageous people, it's heartbreaking and sickening to think that this is still an everyday reality for millions. 

Tyson is safe and currently living almost a thousand miles away from the fighting.  But this is his home country and it makes us ache to get him sooner.  

Will you join us in praying for the country of the DRC and for the safety of the many women and children whose lives are threatened daily in that country? 

Our travel dates are approaching quickly - please pray that our paperwork approval would continue to go smoothly and that we'd know the best time to book our flights to head over to meet our son!  

1 comment:

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