Thursday, September 25, 2008

Horrible News

This is shocking.  I just heard about a gang of armed men who ravaged a small suburban neighborhood in New York.  They marched house to house and demanded that every family give up the children.  By the end, they had kidnapped 90 kids.  Some were killed, others were tortured.  The ones who managed to stay alive were meant to be assimilated into this new "family."  I'm heartbroken.  How does this make you feel?  What if these were your kids?  

Well, that didn't actually happen here.  It happened in Congo.  The LRA, a rebel group, abducted two classrooms full of 5th and 6th graders.  What happens to them now?  They will be brainwashed, tortured, raped, taught and made to kill.  Will they be rescued?  Possibly not.  Who would care enough?  It won't be the government, that's for sure.

Are you relieved that it didn't happen in New York?  Would you be willing to suspend that relief and give your burdened heart to these kids in prayer and action?  This is such a normal occurrence in many countries in Africa.  In northern Uganda children were stolen and made to kill for 20 years before anyone took notice.

President Bush is meeting with the president of Uganda this week to discuss the crisis.  Click here for an easy way to tell the president our concerns.  

Please realize that prayer is the most powerful weapon we have.  We have been given authority over the angels and demons.  Our prayers are instrumental in the spiritual battle constantly in action.  Please take an erasable marker and write Congo, Uganda, and Sudan on your bathroom mirror to remind you to pray regularly.  Go here to learn more so you know better how to pray.


Anonymous kim said...

wow. good blog, that really got me. you are so creative leah!

5:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you for sharing all that info.

8:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its so sad what has happened to the entire continent of Africa. I've never been (not yet!) but I hear that once you go, it becomes a part of you forever. Great blog!

12:24 AM  

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