New statistics have been released regarding homicide rates around the globe. I am saddened to see that El Salvador lands in the top five along with other Central American countries. As a whole Latin America is more violent than any other region on earth, and while the rates of femicide are high, the majority of the victims are males.
That means that more people lose their sons, fathers, brothers, nephews, uncles, cousins, boyfriends, and friends to homicide than in any other region. What is more tragic, is that they lose them young. This report shows that the homicide rate among 15-29 year old males is more than four times the global rate.
Four times the death, the pain, the loss, and the suffering. Four times the mothers that have to hear that their sons will never come home again. Four times the young women left to raise children and make a life alone.
Friends, this has to stop. I don’t have all the answers, and I don’t know how. I just know that it has to stop. Pray with me for El Salvador, and for all the broken lives and violent hearts across our region. This has to stop.
We are losing a generation.
Danielle…I hear the cry of your heart and grieve with you over the death, pain, loss, and suffering of the people! When the enemy comes in like a flood, God raises a standard! We will not get weary in well doing for we shall reap a harvest if we don’t give up! We will not go back, shrink back, or be set back. I believe that this is a set up for God’s people to step up! For Christ to be revealed in and through us! ARISE & SHINE and raise the standard of His Kingdom as He sends us out to be light in the darkness and carriers of His glory! AMEN!!!
God is not distant nor has He forgotten. He has heard your prayers and is moving on behalf of His Word and Promises! The soil of the people’s hearts are being prepared to receive the seed of His Word. They are being positioned for purpose and ripened to EXPERIENCE the contrasting love & power of a God Who loves them beyond comprehension! The perfect opportunity to EXPERIENCE GOD as Savior, Healer, Deliverer, Comforter, Abba Father! What the enemy has sent and meant for damage and destruction…God is turning it around for good and His glory! Those things that have been sent to suppress, depress, and oppress…to steal, to kill, and destroy have an expiration date! Yes, there are giants in the land and casualties in war as their blood is crying out for justice! But our God is a Giantslayer & a Promise Keeper & He has the last Word! ! AMEN!!!
Isaiah 60:1-3- 1 ARISE & SHINE for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you! 2
For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you. 3 The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.
Isaiah 42:13- The LORD will march out like a champion, like a warrior he will stir up his zeal; with a shout he will raise the battle cry and will triumph over his enemies.
Exodus 15:1-3 The Song of Moses
15 Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to the Lord, and spoke, saying: “I will sing to the Lord, For He has triumphed gloriously! The horse and its rider He has thrown into the sea! 2 The Lord is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him; My father’s God, and I will exalt Him.3 The Lord is a man of war; The Lord is His name.