Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Joseph Kony 2012

When I was a senior in high school I watched the first Invisible Children film, and the following weekend slept in the parking lot of Ann Arbor's city hall to gain attention for the issue. I was prepared to put everything on hold to go to Uganda and see what I could do about stopping Joseph Kony and the LRA. During a 24/7 prayer week I committed a day to praying for the children in Uganda who were being abducted, raped, enslaved, mutilated, and forced to kill, all in the name of Jesus. The following morning peace talks began.
It is seven years later and peace talks have not been successful. Joseph Kony has gone unchecked and unpunished, using peace talks to regroup and rearm himself. However, there is hope; a short while ago the United States committed a small force of troops to train and equip the Ugandan government to pursue and capture Joseph Kony. Because on the scale of global events this action is small, it is possible that if Kony is not captured in 2012, national attention will wane and the US government will withdraw its small support.
I'm asking you to contact your congressmen, representatives, and friends. Let them know that you care about this issue. Help raise awareness, help get Kony.

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