Encourage early start on volunteering Print E-mail
Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

Most children like the idea of helping others. Parents find this out when they ask their children to help pick up their toys or help set the table or clean up dishes after a meal.

We’ve encouraged our grandchildren to help when they visit our house. They seem happy to assist us, and I’m pleased to see they help when they visit other places.

Volunteering — like so many things — begins in the home. But it’s also important to teach kids about helping others outside of the home. As followers of Christ, we have an extra incentive in living out His commandment to love God and love our neighbors as ourselves.

We must respond to assaults in Syria Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Apr. 13, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

The latest assault on civilians in Idlib province in Syria shows a brash disregard for the most vulnerable.

How can we spend our time and resources on the latest fashions or sporting events while all over the world innocent children and families suffer unimaginable hardship in in their own countries?

The tragedy of human trafficking Print E-mail
Thursday, Apr. 06, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

Imagine a young girl sexually abused in her home from the age of five.

By the age of 13, she was drinking and smoking. She ran away from home and ended up being a prostitute. She was beaten, burned, and ruled by fear by her pimp. She felt trapped in what they call “the life.”

One day she woke up in a hospital, and a nurse told her that God loved her. She started to read the Bible and God helped her to see that there was hope for her.