About 2.3 million people in the U.S. today live in a food desert.
At the beginning of the 1980s, more American families were starting to purchase two cars, and city roads were starting to see ‘serious congestion’ (oh, sweet irony).
When the COVID-19 pandemic began, many wondered if it would have relatively little impact in Africa. The majority of countries and cities there had no active cases. The move to close international borders, however, has proved to be extremely detrimental to African nations’ economies.
This has been a challenging time for so many of us. Lives have been upended; jobs have been lost, and celebrations have been postponed or canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Jacob’s Well communities in Brazil have faced similar challenges, compounded by poverty and limited health care access.
In C.S. Lewis’s brilliant book The Screwtape Letters, senior devil Screwtape writes to his nephew, advising him on how to handle his patient who has just become a Christian (all references to The Enemy are to God since these are, after all, a pair of devils writing to one another).