Consider the following:
17.6 million adults–1 in every 12–suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence
8% of people aged 12 and older have used illegal drugs in the past 30 days
Every 40 seconds, someone in the world dies by suicide. Every 14 minutes in the US.
The US divorce rate is the highest of any nation in the world
1 in 10 US adults is depressed
There is so much pain in the world. Jesus came to bring good news to the poor, release to the captives, sight to the blind, freedom to the oppressed. He has born our griefs and carried our sorrows. We, the church, carry his message of salvation to the world.
Where is the church when the world needs her?