According to www.ecology.com, about 1 million people die each week, worldwide. This week one of my co-workers was in that number.
He was in his 20s, and died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. What began as a normal day ended suddenly and tragically. It was one of those things that shouldn’t happen, especially to a young person.
I repeatedly find myself thinking about his widow and young child; how they will cope and survive the sudden loss of husband and father. It will be challenging. They live in Mexico, and my colleague was not highly paid; his career was just getting started. Financially, things will be difficult.
A donation page was created for people to contribute and help with the cost of final arrangements. If you choose, you can contribute here:
There are many other opportunities on that website. You can see the list here:
There are other crowd-funding sites where people ask for financial help too. Some requests are for trivial scenarios and some are dire situations.
Not to put a guilt-trip on anyone but…
“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” James 1:27
Financial assistance is not peoples most important need but it is sometimes the most urgent one on their minds.
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6
May the Spirit of God bring peace to all who are suffering today. And may we take the opportunity to co-labor with Him, to ease their suffering and offer hope.