Jason Bollinger, Pastor of River Stone Community Church:
It is wrong for us to spend our life and energy pursuing our happiness at the expense of those who live in oppression and poverty. If our prayer is truly for the Kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven, then we can’t pretend like the world is not a disaster. I compiled the following information about the condition of things around the world. I pray the Lord would lead us into the best opportunities to dance upon these injustices. This is not ok.
* Tragically, nearly 27,000 children under age 5 die every day, mainly from preventable diseases and related causes.
* More than 2 billion people lack access to electricity and modern forms of energy.
* More than 1 billion (one in five) people live on less than U.S.$1 a day.