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    The plague of locusts is mentioned NUMEROUS times in the Bible:

    Since we are several thousand years past the events mentioned above, you would think that the problem no longer exists.


    On May 1, 2019 MILLIONS of locusts descended on a city in Saudi Arabia. You can watch the video at the link below:

    A few days ago, a massive swarm migrated from Iran to Pakistan, which has caused the government to spray insecticides on 10,000 acres of cotton in the country's southern provinces. Since cotton is Pakistan's biggest job provider, and its largest foreign exchange earner, the economic consequences are severe. Just last month, Pakistan was forced to secure a bailout package from the International Monetary Fund.

    Locust invasion have also happened in America. The strangest invasion happened in my home state of Minnesota, which suffered FIVE YEARS of locust invasions in the 1870's. In 1877, the governor declared a day of prayer to stop the invasion, but they still kept on coming.

    The person who actually stopped the plague?

    The Virgin Mary.

    In July of 1877, the residents of the town of Cold Spring, Minnesota, erected a chapel to honor the Blessed Virgin. The official name for the chapel is Assumption Chapel, but it is also known as Grasshopper Chapel. The first mass at the chapel was held on August 15, and not long after that, the grasshoppers virtually disappeared.

    In 1892, a tornado tossed the chapel into a nearby woods, entirely destroying the structure. The only thing that remained on the original structure was the statute of the Blessed Virgin, which was undamaged. In 1952, the chapel was finally rebuilt. Each year, a mass is held on the site on August 15, and daily masses are said each year for 7 weeks in the spring in order to bring blessings during the planting season.