The year 2017 was an especially difficult year all around the world and for some of us personally. There were earthquakes, devastating hurricanes, refugee crises, and other man-made and natural disasters. The year 2018 has begun with terrible winter weather conditions in the U.S., other man-made and natural disasters around the world, and now mudslides which have claimed so many lives in the United States.
As you read this, please just pause and observe a moment of silence in memory and honor of those who have been affected by these disasters and unfortunate events. Please join me as we keep those impacted by these events in our thoughts and prayers. While some of these occurrences are unavoidable, I for one, am praying and hoping for a better 2018.