Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Staggering Statistics

Here are some STAGGERING statistics that I got from World Challenge.
That is David Wilkerson's Ministry so you know they are accurate.
Read on........

Worldwide Statistics....

6,571,497,332 people now live on Earth

1,200,000,000
people now live on 23 cents a day

2,000,000,000 people have no electricity

80% of all people live in substandard housing

1,000,000,000 people are without safe drinking water

Every 16 seconds someone dies from hunger

57,000,000 people died in 2006

10,5000,000 of these were children less than 5 years old

14,000,000
of these were orphaned because of HIV/AIDS

2,000,000 children have died as a direct result of armed
conflict in the last ten years.

Meanwhile......
$8,000,000,000.00 were spent on cosmetics in America in 2005

$11,000,000,000.00 for ice cream in Europe

$17,000,000,000.00 in the USA and Europe on pet food

$105,000,000,000.00 for alcohol in Europe

Ugh......I'm so convicted by these figures, and I think we are in big trouble as people and as nations when there is such dire need out there in our world and we lavish such huge luxuries on ourselves.
I really believe we can do better as people and nations as far as tackling some of these strong issues and maybe not eating so much ice cream or putting on so much eye shadow.
What's a "life" worth to you and I?

4 comments:

FeatherIron said...

Hey Joyce, I just realized that I did not have you on my book club e-mail address book.Could you E-mail me and give me your e-mail address? Thanks, CT

Kathy Kay said...

Dear Joyce: Hey Kathy Kay here (Kathy from Sat. night church) Loved reading your comments and your son is a cutie...I agree fat looks so much better tan, just wish I had one! I have the fat but lack the color, oh well. Hey today in the hot steamy weather we had a storm opened the door as it raged on and felt an awesome breeze blowing. I actually enjoyed the moment as my jazz music was blarring in the background the aroma of my dinner was in the air and my beautiful ferns were swinging in the breeze. Dios Le Bendiga

Kathy Kay said...

I am not sure how all this works but am leaving this message for you. I am signing on as Kathy Kay...the Kathy from Sat. night church..

KJ said...

WE RECEIVE NEWSLETTERS FROM THIS MINISTRY. IN FACT, THEY JUST SENT A WONDERFUL PRAYER BOOK THAT BEAR AND I HAVE BEEN DEVOURING.

KJ