After the KONY 2012 phenomenon of the last few days (please see the clip below if you’ve somehow missed it) I felt like I had to comment on how much I love the power of humanity!!
My 12 year old son and I watched the Kony 2012 doco yesterday and openly wept. Jonah asked me to donate his money online and promptly changed the wallpaper on his ipod to the poster for the cause.
The issues are horrendous and the story is not uncommon. Africa, South America, we hear the horrors of sexual exploitation and child soldiers and sit here feeling helpless.
One of the comments made during the clip is that we must support children and empower them through education. Jacob, the inspiration for the clip, said he wanted to be a lawyer but didn’t have the money to go to school.
Education opens the doors to choice and freedom. I remember reading about a girl in India who had been trafficked into sex slavery in a brothel. Over time she secretly kept part of the fee for her services and escaped. She arrived at the train station and made her way home largely because she could read the signs!!
There will always be cynics and reasons why it’s all too hard to make a difference. For my part, my prayers will join with 27 million others in the hope that Kony will be caught this year. My heart and soul are also poised to do all I can to empower girls in the Pacific Islands with choice and freedom so they too can read the signs and find their way home, no matter what that may look like for them.
Love you to get involved,