Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Pain in the Congo

In this Nov. 6, 2008 file photo, Protegee carries her niece, Response, left, as she looks for her parents in the village Kiwanja, 90 kms north of Goma, eastern Congo. When photographed on Nov. 6, Protegee was in a crowd of thousands in the town of Kiwanja, having walked for three days by herself after being separated from her mother as they fled on foot from her town about 12 miles (20 kilometers) away. Protegee finally found her mother, Esperance Nirakagori, in Kiwanja at a makeshift refugee camp six days after they were separated.

Please click on the link below for the rest of the story: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081118/ap_on_re_af/congo_girls_in_the_photo_1

The picture above breaks my heart. Hundreds of children in the Congo are separated from their families. Can you imagine being separated from your children & not knowing where they are? I have not been blessed with children yet, but even the thought of not knowing where these children are puts completely fear in me.

Heavenly Father, Please protect & guide these children. Bless them as they find their way to their families. Give peace & comfort to their families during this difficult time. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

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