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US Closes San Ysidro Crossing as Migrants Rush Border

I am not sure exactly what the answer to this is but there are a few things I do know.  Why is it all right for anyone, who wants, to just enter our country and we are to just be complacent about it and give them food, shelter, money, and health care when our own people are not even being taken care of? We have a non-existent health care system that allows mentally ill people to roam the streets without treatment, veterans from every war with the poorest healthcare available, with PTSD, homeless on the streets. Four million American without healthcare insurance that will reach 20% of the population by the next recession. There were 72,000 drug overdoses, with 200 per day in 2017 and 17,250 homicides.  Not to mention an infrastructure that is crumbling before our very eyes with an electrical grid just ready to be picked off at any moment.  Why is it that this administration that is trying to do something about the masses crossing illegally are demonized?  

When exactly is the line to be drawn?  Now, it is not just sneaking across, it's, "Like it or not, here we come."  The lying media paints a picture of only poor worn torn women and children wanting to enter and the big bad U.S. government stopping them, detaining them and sending them back.  If people did this in other nations around the world, they would not get handled as gently as they do here in the U.S., they will just shoot you at their border.  

Do not think for a minute there aren't puppet masters behind the scenes pulling the strings against this administration, that's how much it's hated.  With the threat of terrorism around the entire world, why would we just allow anyone and everyone to come into the U.S.? I for one do not want a "World Without Borders" which rhymes with "New World Order", no thank you.  A program should be started for those who disagree and believe we should just allow everyone in who wants to enter illegally.  You all sign up to take a family into your home for two years until they reached the point where they are able to take care of themselves.  It would be interesting to see just how many would sign up for that humanitarian effort. 

Greater Love Hath No Man Then He Would Lay Down His Life For Another

This is the type of story that many just do not understand.  Normally, if someone tries to kill you, you run away and you stay away but this man had a burden for these people and though it may appear that he accomplished nothing but losing his life, that is not necessarily true because there exists a similar story.   On January 8th, 1956, five missionaries flew to Ecuador to share the gospel of Christ with the Huaorani people of the Rain Forest.  The Huaorani people were an isolated tribe known for their violence against their own people and outsiders that entered their territory.  The missionaries began contacting the tribe by flying over and dropping gifts to them and then set up a camp near the tribe's village.  

On January 8th, 1956, Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Ed McCully, Peter Fleming, and Roger Youderian were murdered by the tribe but their story was far from over.  Several years after their murder the widow of Jim Elliot and the sister of Nate Saint went back to Ecuador, as missionaries, to live among the Huaorani people. This eventually leads to the conversion of many including some of those involved in the killing.  My point is this, even though these men died, they did not die in vain, they planted the seeds and their families continued to water them despite the horror or their deaths.  They put the gospel of Christ before the deaths of their loved one or their own lives and the gospel of Christ prevailed. 

The videos for the movies of this true story are at the bottom of this page. I have watched both of these movies and they are excellent.

Through the Gates of Splendor and End of the Spear

U.S. Man Likely Killed Trying to Bring Christianity to Remote Tribe

NEW DELHI -- The first time American John Allen Chau visited the isolated island in the seas between India and Southeast Asia, he came bearing gifts that included a football and fish. He interacted with some of the tribesmen -- who survive by hunting, fishing and collecting wild plants and are known for attacking anyone who comes near with bows and arrows and spears -- until they became angry and shot an arrow at him.

It struck a book Chau was carrying, which an acquaintance said was a Bible. The 26-year-old adventurer and Christian missionary then swam back to a boat of fishermen that was waiting at a safe distance. That night, he wrote about his adventures and left his notes with the fishermen. He returned to North Sentinel Island the next day, on Nov. 16. What happened then isn't known, but on the morning of the following day, the fishermen watched from the boat as tribesmen dragged Chau's body along the beach and buried his remains. Dependera Pathak, director-general of police on India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands, said Wednesday that the seven fishermen have been arrested for helping the American reach North Sentinel Island. Visits to the island are heavily restricted by the government, and officials were working with anthropologists to recover the body.

"It was a case of misdirected adventure," Pathak said.

Chau was apparently shot and killed by arrows, but the cause of death can't be confirmed until his body is recovered, Pathak told The Associated Press. In an Instagram post, his family said it was mourning him as a "beloved son, brother, uncle and best friend to us." The family also said it forgave his killers and called for the release of those who assisted him in his quest to reach the island.

"He ventured out on his own free will and his local contacts need not be persecuted for his own actions," the family said.

Authorities say Chau arrived in the area on Oct. 16 and stayed in a hotel while he prepared to travel to the island. It was not his first time in the region: he had visited the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in 2015 and 2016. North Sentinel is part of the Andaman Islands and sits at the intersection of the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea. With help from a friend, Chau hired the seven fishermen for $325 to take him there on a boat, which also towed the kayak Chau used to reach the island the first time, Pathak said. After the fishermen realized Chau had been killed, they left for Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, where they broke the news to Chau's friend, who in turn notified his family, Pathak said. Police surveyed the island by air on Tuesday, and a team of police and forest department officials used a coast guard boat to travel there Wednesday and another trip was planned Thursday. Police officer Vijay Singh said Thursday morning that police were exploring their options since they cannot go directly to the restricted area and confront the tribespeople.

Chau had wanted ever since high school to go to North Sentinel to share Jesus with the indigenous people, said Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Covenant Journey, a program that takes college students on a tour of Israel to affirm their Christian faith. Chau went through that program in 2015. "He didn't go there for just adventure. I have no question it was to bring the gospel of Jesus to them," Staver said.

Chau was carrying a Bible that was hit by an arrow when he was first shot at by the tribesmen on Nov. 15, according to notes Chau left with the fishermen that Staver said he has seen. Staver said Chau's last notes to his family on Nov. 16 told them that they might think he was crazy but that he felt it was worth it and asked that they not be angry if he was killed. One of Chau's friends said the American spent a month at his home in Cape Town, South Africa, before going to India. Casey Prince, 39, declined to discuss what Chau told him about his upcoming travel plans, saying he would rather talk about the kind of man his friend was. "If he was taking a risk, he was very aware of it," Prince said, recalling the time Chau told him about being bitten by a rattlesnake. The two first met about six years ago, when Chau was a manager on the soccer team at Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma. Chau and others on the team traveled to South Africa to volunteer at a soccer development and social leadership program Prince founded, Ubuntu Football Academy.

Prince described him as easy to like and driven by twin passions: a love of the outdoors and fervent Christianity.

Before attending Oral Roberts University, Chau had lived in southwestern Washington state and went to Vancouver Christian High School. Phone messages left with relatives were not immediately returned Wednesday.

"He was a beloved son, brother, uncle, and best friend to us," the Chau family wrote in its Instagram post. "To others he was a Christian missionary, a wilderness EMT, an international soccer coach, and a mountaineer. He loved God, life, helping those in need, and he had nothing but love for the Sentinelese people." Survival International, an organization that works for the rights of tribal people, said the killing of the American should prompt Indian authorities to properly protect the lands of the Sentinelese.

"The British colonial occupation of the Andaman Islands decimated the tribes living there, wiping out thousands of tribespeople, and only a fraction of the original population now survives. So the Sentinelese fear of outsiders is very understandable," Stephen Corry, the group's director, said in a statement. Shiv Viswanathan, a social scientist and a professor at Jindal Global Law School, said North Sentinel Island was a protected area and not open to tourists. "The exact population of the tribe is not known, but it is declining."

Tribespeople killed two Indian fishermen in 2006 when their boat broke loose and drifted onto shore.  SOURCE ARTICLE

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