Monday, September 19, 2016

"he had been blind, and received his sight" - 150 Million Foreign Workers

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150 Million Foreign Workers

There are globally 150 million people who are working in foreign countries.  In the US, there are 37 million foreign workers.  Those workers send money to families in their home countries.
A remittance is a transfer of money by a foreign worker to an individual in his or her home country. Money sent home by migrants competes with international aid as one of the largest financial inflows to developing countries. Workers' remittances are a significant part of international capital flows, especially with regard to labour-exporting countries.[1] In 2014, $436 billion went to developing countries, setting a new record. Overall global remittances also totaled $583 billion.[2] Some countries, such as India and China, receive tens of billions of US dollars in remittances each year from their expatriates. In 2014, India received an estimated $70 billion and China an estimated $64 billion.
Christ Jesus told 2000 years ago to be kind to foreigners since ancestors of Judaists had been once foreign workers in foreign countries.

However, the fact that India and China are top two countries in terms of the amount of remittances suggest that the world is not developing in a sound manner.  The global economy is making rich Hindus and Chinese richer but making poor Hindus and Chinese leave their home countries to work in foreign countries.

Anyway, those working in foreign countries should need help from God more than those working in their own countries.  That must be why Judaists have never abandoned their religion since they had been expelled from Palestine about 1900 years ago.

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Joh 9:18 But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight.
Joh 9:19 And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye say was born blind? how then doth he now see?
Joh 9:20 His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind: