Yesterday, the first bit of news I heard as I turned on my television was that there had been “….an explosion in the African nation of Ghana”. The explosion was due to a series of events which were precipitated by heavy rainfall and severe flooding. A tragedy of immense proportions, which so far has claimed in excess of 100 lives. The pictures are too gruesome to watch.
There are so many tragic occurrences all over the world: capsized ships in China, floods in Houston, riots in Baltimore, terrorist attacks in Kenya, Syria, and Nigeria, earthquakes in Nepal, and so many more. Many of us are fortunate to not live in areas where these events occur; for that we are thankful.
Please keep the people of Ghana (where I have family) in your thoughts and/or prayers during this time of mourning.