Over the past several weeks I have been posting thoughts on how we can do more. The posts outline a process of shifting our perspective from self to serving others. The first step is awareness. Invest yourself in learning about the world. Learn the names of the world’s heroes as well as the injustices they have faced. This can be as simple as adding a google alert focused on a specific region of the world. As I have focused a great deal of my energy on Central Africa and the war perpetrated by Joseph Kony and the LRA I have a google alert … View Full Post
Posts Tagged: LRA
On October 12, 2012 President Barack Obama ordered about 100 U.S. military personnel to Central Africa. Obama said, “In furtherance of the Congress’s stated policy, I have authorized a small number of combat-equipped U.S. forces to reply to central Africa to provide assistance to regional forces that are working toward the removal of Joseph Kony from the battlefield.”
This is a watershed moment in the on going struggle against Joseph Kony and the LRA. For the past five years I have, along with many others, worked and prayed for the world’s longest running war to end and for Joseph … View Full Post
My 2 year old has been a HANDFUL lately- I mean crazy- and he is a spark plug- always laughing, being a character or screaming at the top of his lungs. In candidness, I believe I prayed for him and got exactly what I asked God for. The last several years of my work on the LRA crisis, I have found myself in an increasingly dark space. One that seems to grow darker every time I see with my own eyes the incredible damage that the LRA has left on the most innocent of civilians- children mutilated, shot, and … View Full Post
Once again, I have had my mind blown by Invisible Children. I am so proud of these boys and the incredible group of young people they have assembled at the Fourth Estate. They were gracious to give me the opportunity to speak to what has to be the top 600 young people in our world. The meeting room was packed with young revolutionaries, the majority of them under 18.
I wish you could have seen how dialed in they were to each speaker. This is not your normal group of teenagers. They were actively debating social issues, committing to … View Full Post