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Any fair assessment of the news reports today would demonstrate we are globally in a mess. It seems we are being threatened on every side of life – with voices all around saying: “ We are leading to an economic meltdown either through inflation or deflation!” “Our businesses are threatened with an increase in cyber attacks for which there is no shield”; “Our personal information has been stolen”; “Our cities are unsafe from the influx of drugs and human traffic”; “Now, threats of rampant disease”; “Earthquakes are happening in unexpected places with unusual frequency!”; “Natural disasters are overtaxing our resources”; “Another credible global terrorist threat?” Where is the safety in the midst of this turbulence?

On December 4, 2013, a student was shot in an active-shooter incident by another student in Florida. This article in the Orlando Sentinel explains that when the shooting occurred, the “school's resource officer initiated active-shooter protocols, and almost 100 law-enforcement officers from multiple agencies responded to the scene, where a school nurse had begun treating the victim.” The report also states that the student who was shot is going to be ok.

This is a great example of how implementing active shooter plans in your school, business, church and/or community can go a long way to ensuring the safety of your constituents.

For more information about active-shooter preparedness, visit here.

In an article released in early December, Atlanta Secret Service Field Officers provide some tips to stay financially safe during the holidays.


With the Christmas season, we see an increase in both purchases and criminal activity. The article states “cashiers can be distracted by long lines while consumers may be unmindful of their transactions when juggling purchases. These common errors open the door for both unauthorized credit card transactions and passing & receiving counterfeit currency.


The article makes the following recommendations for financial safety:

EMP Solar Flare

ElectroMagnetic Pulses (EMP) are something that sounds like they came out of a science fiction story. However, they are real and a threat that should be taken seriously. There are two types of EMPs, man-made and naturally occurring. While the man-made versions require a lot to make happen and are, thus, more unlikely, there are still naturally occurring threats that need to be taken seriously.

The Washington Examiner released an article earlier this week that explains how earth missed a massive solar flare two weeks ago that would have caused a large EMP effect on our planet.

Crisis Disaster Mgmt
The focus of CEN training is to prepare Christians, Churches and Communities to be prepared to serve their community in times of crisis or disaster. Many people fall into the mindset that “disaster could never happen here!” It is important, however, to understand that crisis and/or disaster affects everyone at some point in their life.

 

Disasters are defined as: “a calamitous event, especially one occurring suddenly and causing great loss of life, damage or hardship, as a flood, airplane crash, or business failure.”

Lord, as believers in Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ we come to you today to Pray4America on our knees with all humility acknowledging that we in ourselves have no strength, wisdom or empowerment to carry your banner of righteousness without the indwelling of your Holy Spirit.  (Acts 2:4)