So I’ve been thinking about this thing for awhile now. Thinking that in this time in my life, with all that I face or all that I experience, it would be beneficial to me to start using it again.
Well after coming across what I did last night, I figure “What better time to dust this thing off?”
FIRST. Stop what you’re doing. Put aside creeping on facebook, pinning on pinterest, tweeting on twitter, whatever you are doing…PAUSE for just a minute to click that link above and watch the video. I can promise you, you won’t want to press stop after you let it play for a view minutes.
Now that you’ve watched: Post it to all of your social media sites that we use so often to share OUR lives and OUR thoughts. 99 percent of the world didn’t know about Joseph Kony prior to this video. From watching it myself last night, the views have increased thousands - hundreds of thousands. Showing if this is even the smallest bit heavy on your heart, if you got chills while watching, if you just wanted to stop and pray for this country and these kids…and I’m nearly positive you wanted to do at least one of those things…simply sharing the word, sharing this video, CAN make a difference.
We are so fortunate and very often fail to remember HOW fortunate we truly are. Where you live shouldn’t determine if you live. Bottom line. By uniting together, we can demand justice and get Kony arrested.
Yes, we all know there are terrible things going on all around the world. Things we are aware of, and things like these we didn’t even know existed. We don’t all have the means to physically stop things that weigh heavy on our heart but our voices DO truly matter.
No man should get away with something like this. Lay this at God’s feet. Pray for the people of Uganda. Spread the word. Spread the video - you are capable of that. DO what you CAN. [Always, in every situation.]
In order for the Congress to continue to have a hand in solving this, they have to see that the people care about getting Joseph Kony arrested. Make it easy for the policy makers to see his name everywhere. Make Kony a household name - not in celebration, but in mere knowledge, in hopes something gets done.
I feel as if SO often we hear about change that needs to be had and we eventually push it to the side. Don’t let this be something we dust under the rug. Don’t let this be something we are passionate about today but merely forget about a couple months down the road. That’s a prayer of mine for all of us. It just takes a minute to simply share this with someone next to you. Let this be something we continue to be on fire for, something we continue to work at in order to get a common goal accomplished. Thousands of children’s lives, and the lives of those they are forced to kill, DEPEND ON IT.
No matter who you are and what you stand for, I believe we can all be on common ground about something like this.
We spread and share things that matter to us, things that we care about, things that we love. By simply sharing the video with everyone you know, it will be a continued cycle, to fuel the fire of making Kony famous. We have until December 31, 2012 to make this 2012 movement possible. Let our voices unite. Lay this at God’s feet. Make Kony famous. One individual CAN make an impact, so let’s partner together. Make Kony famous, make him world news, bring his crimes to the light.
If you want to take part, take action..here is the link for a KIT: http://invisiblechildrenstore.myshopify.com/products/kony-kit
If you have the means, get it. If you have the means to donate money through TRI, do so. If not, stop at NOTHING to spread the word and get involved in the ways that you can throughout this year.
We shape human history. Leave a legacy.
“May God bless us with discomfort at easy answers, half-truths and superficial relationships, so that we will live deeply in our hearts.
May God bless us with anger at injustice, oppression and exploitation of people and the earth, so that we will work for justice, equity and peace.
May God bless us with tears to shed for those who suffer, so that we will reach out our hands to comfort them and change their pain to joy.
And may God bless us with the foolishness to think that we can make a difference in our world, so that we will do the things which others say cannot be done.”