Sometimes, Facebook can be helpful. I'm not good at keeping up with world/state/local news, so in my case, it can be extremely helpful. Kristen, a friend of mine, posted about www.findmadeline.com. It's the story of Madeline, a (now) 8 year old girl who was abducted in 2007. Her family has spent the last FOUR YEARS looking for their daughter, trying to raise awareness, trying to find leads, trying to remind the rest of the world that precious sons and daughters are taken every day.
And I know that it is okay to miss my Gwendolyn, which I do on an hourly basis. But I know WHERE she is, WHO she is with, and WHAT she's doing. She is safe. She is happy. She is secure. And I will see her again.
I've now spent the last half hour or so reading through the website. You should too. And then you should do something about it. It may just be buying a $5 bracelet to help support their efforts, but you should. Don't cease to act, and don't think that financially contributing is not that big of deal - it is.
And if you don't choose to financially assist with Madeline, check out any of these sites - children are abducted into the sex trade daily. And looking for them, saving them, and helping them heal does take dollars. Don't withhold yours.
"O LORD, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear, to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more." Psalm 10:17-18
"Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it." James 4:17