Wednesday, June 11, 2014

I think that the greatest injustice I see is when I travel WEST

The last post I showed a photo of a group of friends that were at our home for a "Debriefing" from their trip to Haiti ..   It does not matter how many times you travel, you never really get used to it , and we find that even ourselves we face issues when we return.   I would have always thought that the difficult part of a missions trip would be facing the abject poverty, and the un just conditions that so many face.   This is difficult to see, but some how as bad as it is , it is easier to except then when we face when we return. 

  We have so much , yet we take it for granted, this is something that I am sure you have all heard.  Walking into a grocery store and seeing rows and rows of the same product.. hearing things like " I hate that the house is so big that we need to get a second wireless router .  The refrigerator in the garage is not keeping the pop cold enough .. I am sure you could all come up with a whole list of examples of excess that we have in our society ... and unfortunately it does not take long for us to call into the same trap.. 6 minutes into the flight home , I have already determined that the seat is not comfortable, the headphones are not working , and "chicken or fish" is not a breakfast choice.  I guess it is just in our nature ... 

There is one thing that hit me after returning from my first trip , and has hit me every single trip .  I come home with such a burden for the children and those in need,  The HURTING HELPLESS and the LOST, and so many of their needs can be solved with such a small amount of money comparatively speaking,  There they don't have the money to help , here we simply choose to spend it other places the  Humane society and the dog rescue.  

I try so hard to keep my mouth shut and not offend those that choose to send their funds that way rather then sending it to care for children and the elderly ... honest I do try , but they don't seem to be concerned about offending me by re posting on FB about there six month old Chiwawa who needs a second heart operation for $2500...   

Last night I could not take it any more , I commented on one of these sites that I could find 3 children who's lives could be saved for the cost of this on operation.. I was told off by the next few people to log in, then my comment was removed .. They said it is there right to give where they feel is best !.. 

That is the problem with society that some how it has put more importance on a six month old Chiwawa then the life of three innocent children .     I like animals , I have always had animals, but I will NEVER fall to the delusion that their life is worth 3 to 1 more then the life of a human .    I know that I am the odd man out here ,  I watched and in less then an hour, this site had 76 likes , over 40 comments of encouragement " you hang in there puppy" , and $2500 raised ... Now that makes me want to puke !  literally, I just felt sick by it ... $2500 would have covered two operations we are working on right now  and the mattresses and blankets so that 300 underprivileged kids could go to camp this summer... but NO ... Thank goodness our little abandoned chiwawa will get its second operation.  

Again I try not to say anything that may offend people, but I am deeply offended every time one of you " LIKE " one of these posts.    I was thinking that maybe my friends list will have to start getting a whole lot smaller If I can not find a way in my heart to forgive .  I am almost certain that these posts are not shared with the sole purpose of offending me, but my spirit greaves ...   I went to bed last night thinking to myself ok "Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise." and the more I did the more angry I got.... finally I fell asleep .. 

When I got up this morning I received this message from Bekah

Hi dad they looked at again, and his skull isn't broken (like iskendir worried about) and they don't need to operate. They prescribed them medicine and a treatment therapy that they can do in osh and today at 4pm they are flying back to osh

Iskendir wanted to thank you and the people who helped. Now they know exactly the problem is and they don't have to worry about what it could be

He says thank you for caring for them

Брат Жон.Боже благословения Вам.Спасибо болшое Мы очень благодарны Вам.Псалом.19.4-6.

Brother John, God's blessings be to you. Thank you very much, we are very thankful to you. Psalm 20:4-6

Psalm 20:4-6 NIV May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the Lord grant all your requests. Now this I know: The Lord gives victory to his anointed. He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of his right hand.

1 comment:

Wendy Mutchler said...

I have to say I too can't believe the money spent on pets. I have a similar reaction as you did to the post of the dog getting yet another operation. In our great country you can abort a baby, but if you harm and animal (which I am not condoning) you can go to jail. It is a weird world.