I left for France after my last post, came back and left again for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Until now I thought Tuscany was the place I’d return to again and again. And now Provence has proved itself to be equally fascinating. If the opportunity arises, don’t miss them.
Back to the reality of the current refugee crisis. Winter is coming. For the thousands and thousands who are living in shelters made of old pallets and discarded plastic banners, with plastic or an old blanket between them and the ground and no heater, the prospect is bleak. Right now 1,033,513 Syrian refugees are living in Lebanon, 360,000 of them in settlements 3,000 feet above sea level. Freezing temperatures and winter storms await them. Are the churches in your communities banding together to send clothing, blankets, mats, insulation or heaters? What about other charities? If there are none, you might think about donating to the UN Refugee Agency.