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  It has been said to me many a times that a true adult is one who is well read and always stays tuned in to world events. “You should always know what’s going on around you and around the world”. As a young adult I must confess disinterest at times- of things going on in the world as it seems to be a severe trend of dismay. With no exaggeration of the truth- there is constant saddening images of destruction, death and damnation. Is it not? Some may say all the news on tv and newspapers are not bad, calm down. However, if you look around what do you see? War, poverty, terrorism, racism…where does this leave us, as a country and as an individual?

If you’re like me, you’ve learned from your church teachings to be prayerful in all things. I will personally then be in prayer for all Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 victims. I did what I was advised to do and both listened to and read news regarding this tragic event. I learned that coffins carrying the victims were ushered in the southern city of Eindhoven today.


The first victims were brought Wednesday on Dutch and Australian military transport planes from Ukraine to Eindhoven Air Base, where the flights were met by Dutch King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima, Prime Minister Mark Rutte and other government officials. Hundreds of relatives were also there, Hekking said.

“If I have to wait five months for identification, I can do it,” said Silene Fredriksz-Hoogzand, whose son, Bryce, and his girlfriend Daisy Oehlers died in the crash. “Waiting while the bodies were in the field and in the train was a nightmare.”

King Willem-Alexander clasped his wife’s hand as the couple grimly watched teams carry the coffins slowly from the planes to a fleet of waiting hearses. Almost the only sound was of boots marching across the ground and flags flapping in the wind.

Can you imagine awaiting your deceased child, or significant other? Tough.

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