As I was reading through my Twitter feed, I landed on Tori Kelly’s tweet. She tweeted, “Ridiculous that this is happening in our day and age” with a link followed by #KONY2012.
Who/what is Kony?
I clicked on the link and for the next 30 minutes, I was in awe of what was going on in the world and specifically pinpointing Uganda. Truthfully, at first I was impressed by the video production itself. You could tell this guy is really smart in the marketing department and tech savvy. Not to mention the passion he brings to this video and his adorable xs34293470 son. Then,
Kony? 30,000 abducted children over the past 26 years and I’ve never heard of his name once? How does one become someone like that?
Mind blown. These children are being abducted- girls being used as sex slaves and boys being forced to murder their own family members. Of course, his group would be called the Lord’s Resistance Army. Heartbreaking. And to think we’ve got it bad…
After watching the video I could really see the effect Invisible Children was making not only with the Action Kit and Cover the Night, but with social media. It had three different Trending Topics on Twitter, people were sharing the video on Facebook, various Tumblr memes and gifs filled my dashboard, YouTube vlogs, and even the pinners on Pinterest. Crazy how online networking can play a vital role in making a change in the world. It’s like the plot in the movies where you watch someone hesitate to make a huge change and then they overcome it, but in real life, you knew that doesn’t always happen. Well, this guy did it.
So two things: 1) Is there a Cover the Night in Manila?? 2) Joseph Kony- watch yourself.
If you haven’t watched the video, watch it now and share!
Visit www.kony2012.com to pledge!
“But those who trust in the Lord for help will find their strength renewed. They will rise on wings like eagles; they will run and not get weary. They will walk and not grow weak.” -Isaiah 40:31