Second Day of Christmas

December 15th

Second Day of Christmas

I wish for peace, especially in Africa.

Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe — just a handful of countries that are devastated by famine, poverty, disease and stupid leadership. One of Africa’s greatest plagues is its lack of honest politicians. Robert Mugabe, who could feed his nation and many of the neighbors to boot from the bountiful land of his country, instead cozies up to China and arms dealers and keeps his (starving) people in check via violence.

Imagine being your average run-of-the mill professional when your country’s leadership suddenly decides to send you to war. They don’t have enough soldiers, but there are extra doctors, teachers and lawyers as far as the eye can see. This is happening in Ethiopia right now. The result is a brain drain — those with training and the resources are escaping for their lives.

Twelve Days of Christmas: day two

My motto: War Sucks. Peace Rules.

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7 Responses

  1. God bless you Kelli for the love, hope and compassion you hold for the greater world around you.

  2. Praying for peace, and praying for workers.
    Thank you for the Christmas card!

  3. I agree war sucks, unfortunately for us though peace doesn’t rule, at least not yet. Maybe someday though, I hope in my lifetime…ciao

  4. I love that photo of you! I love that you go to Africa, and I love that you care! Keep spreading the word. One person cannot change the world but we can at least contribute to something positive while we are here on earth and hopefully encourage others to do the same!

  5. Kelli – great posts…sorry I haven’t been around lately. Yes, peace in Africa and a new president would be two HUGE steps in the right direction. I’ll hope with you.

  6. I wish for peace and a cessation of sickness in Africa. I love your Christmas card and the photo of you holding that adorable child.

  7. It’s a sad world, and violence seems to be the rule, not peace. Fortunate enough, there’s people like you and many others, who don’t lose the hope and the faith. So maybe, there’s still a light shining at the end of the road. God bless you and all the people trying to make the difference.