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Fighting terrorism with $13.26 in a Piggy Bank

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A child hears the awful news on TV. ISIS has killed more soldiers, more families

People at a Paris sports stadium, concert, shopping, eating at restaurants are murdered

Millions of people are homeless

Fleeing to other countries only to be turned away

Thankful for the countries who accept them

Sickness, death and despair caused by the evil of terrorism

The child cries

He feels helpless until he prays

He asks to be given some way he can help

Then, the answer comes

He donates all of the $13.26 in his piggy bank to a local community fundraiser

He is told all the money will go towards relief efforts, so people affected

by ISIS can get clothes, food and everything they need

The child asks all children in his town to give money in their piggy banks for relief efforts

He challenges all adults there to donate money to help those hurt by terrorists

He takes his piggy bank to every home asking people to help those harmed by terrorists

The child asks these questions in his thoughts. What if all children, teenagers and adults

gave what they could from their piggy banks to help people saddened by terrorism?

Wouldn’t that be a powerful message that love is much more powerful than hate?

There can be a lot of love in a piggy bank

Karen Osborne B.A. Christian Clinical Counseling St. James the Elder Theological Seminary, graduate divinity student at Trinity College University of Toronto. D.Sc. in Psychology, St. James the Elder Theological Seminary. Kevin Osborne, B. Th. Canada Christian College & Graduate School. B.A., M.A. Christian Clinical Counseling, M.A-Th.D. Applied Theology student majoring in Psychology St. James the Elder Theological Seminary, D.D., D.Sc. Christian Clinical Counseling, Diplomate in Traumatology American Board of Traumatology Examiners of St. James the Elder Theological Seminary, Diplomate in Creative Ministry St. James the Elder Theological Seminary. Kevin Osborne is a member of The Word Guild, which is a Christian writer’s group. Please go to for further information.