7) What, to you, were the Biggest News Stories of 2018?

We’re talking about stories that impacted your life, your work, and the lives/work of the people around you. So please, don’t suggest that it was all about leading political figures. Yes — they can exert influence. But, is anybody else tired of facing the presumption that the most important news ALWAYS centers around lightning rod leaders. Sure it will be important sometimes. But what top stories DIDN’T relate to polarizing government leaders, but still impacted your work and witness — even if they only did so in your region?

Here are some possible suggestions to prime the pump. Was it…

Kim Jong Un announced that North Korea will denuclearize.
The net neutrality debate.
Cuba — and the transition out for the Castro family as rulers
Iraq holds its first elections since driving out the Islamic state
Bitcoin crashes (or at least falls).
Prince Harry and Meghan said “I do.”
Terrible wildfires in California or a new tsunami in Indonesia

What do YOU think??? Vote for one of these — or supply the answer yourself. Please click comment following this itsm on the web and speak your mind.

8 Responses to 7) What, to you, were the Biggest News Stories of 2018?
  1. Jon Reply

    Kim Jong Un announced that North Korea will denuclearize.

    That was unexpected and hopefully significant.

  2. Neal Pirolo Reply

    An obscure statement said at an annual missions conference:


  3. Pat Noble Reply

    No question. This story is a headline in heaven! All of the last UUPGs have been engaged! That means at least they are being prayed for now, right?

  4. Betty Reply

    I’m voting with Pat! The best news ever.

  5. Elaine Stoltzfus Reply

    The California Wildfires were one of the worst things that happened this year & also all the flooding in many parts of the world.

  6. Luke Reply

    Allied victory over the Islamic State.

  7. Jim Vollmer Reply

    The crackdown on the Church in China and the increased persecution towards religion, as a whole.

    • Editor Reply

      These are all great news stories, gang!

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