For my birthday gift my college son sent me a video on Facebook, though he knows I hardly ever use facebook except to share my blogs. I don’t even know what my own wall looks like. I’ve got to get with it before I turn 45. The video was about Joseph Kony, a criminal responsible for abducting children in their sleep, turning them into soldiers and forcing them to murder not just random people, but their own families. He’s been doing this for more than two decades. I’ve read as many books as I can about him, the history of the LRA, and its current activity.
I’m not going to summarize it for you, because this video I’m posting here has the whole story, and it is fascinating because it ends with a call for us all to do something about it. We can help the people of East Africa rid themselves of this criminal. He’s a man who doesn’t have a cause other than his own power. He’s operating now somewhere in Congo, but no one is certain. We want him captured so the children of East Africa can sleep well at night.
I hope you will watch this video, go to their website: www.invisiblechildren.com and order an action kit, put it on your facebook walls, and talk about it with people you know. (you can see the video from there also)
The video is 30 minutes long, I warn you so that you can watch it when you’ve got time. I got involved when Kira was needing me, and that wasn’t such a good recipe. So maybe you’ll watch it with your spouse, or friend. I’m going to watch it again with Craig and the boys.
if that link doesn’t work, go to www.youtube.com and enter Kony2012. I promise you This is SO interesting.
You know my heart for Uganda, and the orphans we serve there. I believe this cause is worthy of our action, I hope you will as well.
There was a time before we adopted Kira when a touring group of children from Watoto stayed in our house. These boys were survivors of Kony’s abductions. One of the boys stayed outside with Craig for hours describing to him what he experienced. He described how he and his brother were on the run from Kony’s army, but they got caught, and he watched them murder his brother with a machete. Then they forced him to be a soldier and kill others until he could escape. He was sixteen years old when we met him. No words describe the emotions that come after listing to a story like this. Please watch the video. Please help.