Been paying attention to what gets response on my Facebook. I have mixed group on my facebook. Christ followers, friends I grew up with, relatives, and co-workers, Christfollowers make up 70 % of my friends list.
This weekend I finally grasped something that has been bothering me for a while. As Christfollowers, we are quick to disregard things that are not comfortable, things that are not complementing to ourself, and overall would cause us to maybe do something. Sorry in advance if this is stepping on your toes..well no apology is necessary.
So many children around the world need our help in one way or another. I support a child in India through Compassion, for the last 6 years. Love him! There are many groups that can be helpful in directing you in how to help a child in need. Christian Organizations. But the one that has my heart, is Invisible Children of Uganda. Its not Christian Organization, although Christians started it. Its more of a Humanitarian effort. Together we can make a difference in this country, and for these children. I am asking you to come out of your comfort zone, and just watch any of the videos on their website. Write a letter to your congressman, send out an email to entire list to raise awareness…DO SOMETHING..together we can help these children.
I hear so many people say “I am following Jesus”..I think Uganda and the Invisible Children are exactly where HE would be…Jesus loves the children of the world..and what we have done or not done for the least of these we have done to HIM… Please just hear these people out, and pray about how you can help them.
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Awareness starts with us, as we become aware we have a humanitarian right responsibility to pass on awareness. As a Christ follower, I am obligated to care about children…all children..all races, all sizes, all parts of the world.
As my own awareness grew in this part of the world, my heart breaks for these children, my anger flares against this government that chooses to pretend they are not there, and that this is not happening. Do you know what is happening in Uganda? Go here and spend some time looking through the videos, google it..but please be aware, that children are being stolen to become a childrens army, killing machines or be killed, and the others who have not been stolen yet live in constant fear that they will. Mother’s walk their children most of the day to get to a sanctuary that really is not fit for anything to live in, but they are together in a large group. They sleep there on the floor hundreds of them, and then they wake up and walk home and a couple hours will make the trip again to sleep. They generally get something to eat once a day (if its a good day). They are the government of Uganda’s best kept secret.
Growing awareness is one way to help. As more people know about these children, the government will be forced to care, not just in Uganda but in our own government, and countries around the world. There are no figures how many have already died or how many have been taken, no one is counting, that makes it not happening..sooo very sad! As a Christ follower, I have no choice but to care. Jesus loves the children…He also said “I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was naked and you did not clothe me..Be gone from me” I do not want to hear HIM say that to me. At the same time I look at their faces, and listen to their fear, “these are children created in my image” goes through my mind over and over. I am sure I will be updating this from time to time. Praying that every one who reads this will find a way to raise awareness, to find a way to help. They are children who should not have fear when they sleep that they will be taken, and killed if they cry, and forced to steal and kill more people. A child Army..and the damage that is done to the ones that are killing….Please help the Invisible Children of Uganda…I can see them, can you?
This is how they sleep together, with a few adults looking over them with guns to try to protect them.
Do what’s right, human rights are violated. Created in the image of God…