There has been Genocide in the Sudan for 17 years. Children are abducted from their homes, forced to join the rebel army, trained and brainwashed to kill, and many are killed themselves… at the age of 5-14.
If you haven’t heard about Invisible Children, please go here: http://www.invisiblechildren.com/
It’s a documentary about the genocide taking place as we speak… I watched it last night with Caitlin and I was shocked to say the least. Few know. Few care. The Holocaust took place over the course of a few years and got national attention. The genocide in the Sudan and Ugonda in particular has taken place over 17 years (now 20 I think). You need to watch the DVD if you haven’t already. The website will tell you what to do. There is a growing awareness, particulalry of college students, taking place through this DVD. A guy from UCLA saw the DVD and went to Ugonda a few weeks later- He was called. He will be in a war-torn country for a month. Pray for him. His name is Ben and a member of the Christian fraternity at UCLA.
Satan is doing a mess in Africa right now. The Sudan is not the only place with genocide. Rwonda and Liberia are among several others that are plagued with instability, rebel armies, genocide, child abduction, and AIDs… So what do we do about it?
Cait made a point that stuck out to me… “If we know what is going on and do nothing about it, we are, in a sense, condemning them to death.” Awareness is key. Watch the DVD, get informed, and pray for God’s guidance.
NOTE: This is really not meant to be a guilt-trip or guilt-induced call to action. It just really struck me and I wanted to share this with you… but please check it out. There are some pretty sweet options. If anything, pray… best weapon we have against war.