Friday, April 29, 2005

Invisible Children

At my community group, we watched the documentary Invisible Children. It moved me to tears. I had heard about it through my high schoolers and had an understanding of what is happening in Africa, but watching the documentary for myself broke my heart and ignited a flame inside of me that wants to do something.

Everyone needs to watch this documentary and get involved in some way to help these poor helpless children. We need to stand up for them and help bring peace back to their rebel society. Right now the three college students who put this documentary together are trying to raise money, $800,000 to be exact. They went over to Uganda, Africa, unsure of what they would find, but felt let to go there anyway. After what they saw they have been moved to get this story out to the public so that we can make a difference in the lives of these children. The money these boys are trying to raise will go to help build the necessary boundaries and shelter for these young children so that they don't have to nightly cross over into Sudan simply to be away from the rebel forces who come at night and steal them to add them to their militia rebels.