Thursday, March 8, 2012

Invisible Children

As I sat down last night to visit some of my favorite blogs, I never imagined that I would come across a story that moved me to tears.

I didn't intend to sit for 30 minutes, mesmerized by the words and images that I saw and I certainly never imagined that I would immediately need to share in this movement.

We waste a half hour watching TV, scanned the net, doing the laundry, etc. This is 30 minutes that everyone needs to watch.


We ordered our kit.


Rachel said...

You may want to read this, not my blog but well spoken:

Kathy Burton said...

You may also want to read this... I agree that it's a problem in desperate need of a solution. Just questioning if this is the right solution.

Mollie @eatrunread said...

Though there are legit criticisms of the KONY 2012 campaign, you have to admit that knowledge is power, and now millions of people who didn't know anything about the LRA now care.

To continue along the knowledge-is-power vein, here's some more information on the LRA and US legislation to stop Kony: and

The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

Thanks all. I have been reading about this movement all day. I debated taking the post down, but that's just not me. I think the idea of publicizing Kony's name far and wide is still a good one. I had never heard of the man until last night.

Kim said...

Would suggest reading this as well:

White Toast with Butter said...

Lisa, I agree with you as well. I saw it for the first time last night - I didn't know who Kony was - folks are questioning how the group spends their money with only 1/3 going to helping the children - but maybe the start up costs to do this is more heavy in the beginning and now - we can get to 2/3 of the money going to the children. I don't know - all I know is this guy needs to be stopped.

Aisling said...

If you want to check out more details on the situation in Uganda I would recommend a book called Girl Soldier: A Story of Hope for Northern Uganda's Children

I picked it up when it was free on kindle a few weeks ago, it sets out all the background to what is happening and the history before the current situation while in alternate chapters telling the story of one girl who managed to escape.