Panama is the narrowest point of the Central American isthmus between North and South America.  Due to its key geographic location, Panama’s economy is service-based, toward banking, commerce and tourism.  The Panama Canal sees 4% of the world’s trade pass through.  However, the wealth is held in only the hands of a few while 40% live in poverty, and a porous border with Colombia means that drug cartels hold much influence. With help from the US, Panama seceded from Colombia in 1903 and helped to build a canal between 1904 and 1914.  In 1977, the […]
The Palestine Authority comprises two separate parts in the middle of Israel – the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.  They claim Jerusalem as their capital and control most of the major towns, but Israel controls the access points.  They lost most of their land in 1948 and the conquest of the remainder by Israel in 1967.  This event dominates the lives of most of the Palestinians living there. There are over 10 million Palestinian Arabs globally.  Between 2 and 3 million live in Jordan, over 1 million in Israel, and the rest spread elsewhere […]

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The Christmas Story Devotional - 31 Days of the Christmas Story from Genesis to John
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