I pay close attention to citizen news for different areas around the world. I work with the missionaries through the church that can be found worldwide. I try to keep up with what is going on in the areas in which they are located so I can alert them of any changes or on goings that could affect what they are doing there.
I was working to search for news in the areas of the Middle East that we have several different missionary groups located. They are there trying to rebuild schools and churches that have been destroyed in recent years and have been doing really well helping the area recover from the terrible times that they are having.
The missionaries do not always have access to the internet or television service, so it is very hard for them to stay in touch with the outside world and to learn what events are going on that could have a negative effect on what they are trying to do. That is where I come in. I take the time to learn as much as I can about the news for the areas and then I put together a list of things that they should be aware of. I then email them, call some of them and put together news letters that are sent to them and the people of the church.
It is something that I really enjoy doing. I like knowing what is going on and being able to help with their efforts without having to go overseas. I cannot drop what I do here to go and help them physically, but I can do this much for them. I have been told how helpful the information is to them and what a difference I make right here from home and it makes me feel great.