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Last year, Ohio had more than twice the missing children rate of states with similar populations… and this year there are already over 1000 who have been reported missing.
As a reference point, Georgia and North Carolina have population bases comparable to that of Ohio. The typical number of missing children in any given year is around 700.
Even a single missing or runaway child cannot be dismissed as a small thing… for that family, it sets their entire world on fire. Statistics being what they are, however, this number gives us a baseline about how common that problem might be in a typical year, and when there is a serious departure from the pattern.
With 1600 missing children last year, 1,072 so far this year — Ohio is one example of a ‘serious departure from the pattern’.
Parents in Ohio are getting nervous and cops have no answers for them. Most are kids who went missing but have since been accounted for and some are recurring runaways who will likely to do so again. But the number of missing and/or runaway children is higher than ‘normal’.
Newburgh Heights Police Chief John Majoy said earlier this year that cases of missing children between the ages of 12 and 17 remained unusually high.
‘For some reason, in 2023, we’ve seen a lot more than we normally see, which is troubling in part because we don’t know what’s going on with some of these kids.
‘Whether they’re being trafficked or whether they’re involved in gang activity or drugs.’
Sherice Snoden, whose 15-year-old son Keshaun is missing, said yesterday at a community search for him: ‘It’s been over forty days without my child. I just want him back home.
‘I miss my child everyday, I am worried, I don’t know if he is eating or sleeping. I just want him back home.’
Majoy told News5 Cleveland: ‘There’s just not enough police officers in the streets to do this as law enforcement. — DailyMail
Parents speaking out over issues of concern has become a major development in recent elections and the issues they are contending with seem to be spiraling further and further ot of control.
- The fentanyl crisis is so bad that it adds another 9/11 of fatalities every ten days or so.
- Some 7 million people have been crashing our border since Jan 2021, many of whom owe criminal cartels some kind of ‘favors’ — ‘or else’.
- Joe Biden’s administration has ‘misplaced’ at least 85,000 unaccompanied minors, some of whom have been lost to traffickers
- We have no idea how many of these kids may or may not have been tricked/bullied/coerced/sold into some kind of exploitation
- We have no idea how many may have been drawn into gang activities
At the very same time that all of this is happening, we have schools and activist groups who have been actively undermining the trust relationship between parents and children.
They have been teaching kids to keep secrets from parents about their deepest, darkest fears — some even offer ‘safe spaces’ to be their ‘authentic selves’, without parents knowing, some going as far as introducing the very cult-like behavior of encouraging children to cut themselves off from their own families for the sin’ of ‘misgendering’ them.
Whatever the child might actually be going through, the parents have no idea if their little one is alive or dead. No idea if they are safe or in danger. No idea if they are afraid to come home, or kept against their will.
Criminal gangs gaining strength due to the border policy, the growing fenatanyl crisis, and the deliberate attack on the familial bonds of trust are all possible culprits in the rise of missing children.
The Virginia Governor’s race stands as a strong reminder that the safety of their children is an issue that is stronger than any party loyalty and has a real potential to swing an election once the parents decide it’s time to take action.
Psalms of War: Prayers That Literally Kick Ass is a collection, from the book of Psalms, regarding how David rolled in prayer. I bet you haven’t heard these read, prayed, or sung in church against our formidable enemies — and therein lies the Church’s problem. We’re not using the spiritual weapons God gave us to waylay the powers of darkness. It might be time to dust them off and offer ‘em up if you’re truly concerned about the state of Christ’s Church and of our nation.
Also included in this book, Psalms of War, are reproductions of the author’s original art from his Biblical Badass Series of oil paintings.
This is a great gift for the prayer warriors. Real. Raw. Relevant.