Jeremiah’s Journal – Day 15
“Rise and shine campers…..it’s Groundhog Day!” Another day, another bowl of wheat. My meals are becoming so monotonous; at least I have made it to the halfway point.
My hearts go out to all the refugees, not only are their meals the same (day day-in and day-out for five years), but there entire life must seem this way. They live in a tent, in the desert. There is no work, and no school past 6th grade. There is very little for any of them to do, other than struggle for survival. Five years…I just can’t comprehend it.
I thought I would attach this photo. This is a photo comparing the salt, sugar, and oil that the refugees get on a daily basis and comparing that to what is in my cupboard and my fridge. We all have this variety available to us on a daily basis (either in our homes, or at the store). All of this gives our food (and our lives) some variety, helping to keep us from getting into any sort of “Groundhog Day.”
I am a little perplexed on why we cannot save Darfur? Here in the US we live in the most prosperous nation on earth. Why can’t we help those in the most unfortunate place on earth? Why does this continue to go on for so long?
We recently elected a new President into office and went through a long and costly campaign for both Republicans and Democrats. I find in amazing how (at least the last three elections or so) our country has been divided nearly down the middle. There isn’t a huge percentage difference for those voting for one side, or the other. As so many of us our divided in our political opinions and desires, I would love to see us come together as a nation. I would love us to come together, to have the same passion we had during the elections and take that energy and come together like we did after 9-11. We can come together as a nation, and we can come together with the international community as well.
What better cause to come together on than Darfur. Not only can we help heal the hearts of millions of Darfurians, we can heal our own hearts as we come together over a greater cause, something bigger than us all. I believe we can save Darfur, but I am starting to believe it won’t happen unless everyone becomes involved. This needs to be the consistent talk on the news, in our schools and our jobs. I believe it needs the passionate involvement of everyone, and I doubt if it can be done any other way.