Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Kony 2012

Proverbs 31:8-9

Open your mouth for the mute,
for the rights of all who are destitute.

Open your mouth, judge righteously,
defend the rights of the poor and needy.

I know I promised a Walden post for you all. Actually, that's what I was working on when something much more important came up.


My story with Invisible Children started two years ago. I came across their website by accidental surfing and it shook me, deeply. I did the only thing with my feelings that I could. I wrote about it. In fact, I wrote a book about it.

They are the true story behind my first novel.

It started with an idea.

And nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.

So let me ask this of you; Take thirty minutes of your day and watch this, then share it. Together we can end the longest running war in Africa.


  1. Hey Dani :) I saw this video just a couple days ago. It's seems like a lot of people are getting together to stop Kony, which is awesome! It's sad because Kony is not only destroying the lives of thousands of children, but he's also destroying the reputation of our faith. The Wikipedia article on him says that him and the group he runs (Lord's Resistance Army) is trying "to "purify" the Acholi people and turn Uganda into a theocracy ruled by the Ten Commandments." What Kony is doing totally goes against the Ten Commandments and I doubt it's helping any of Uganda's citizens to see these commandments or anything affiliated with them in a positive light. Thanks for sharing, the more people that know - the better :)

    PS. I haven't dropped of the face of the earth... I just don't seem to be blogging much any more. That however doesn't mean I still can't read your blog :)

    God Bless and keep up the great writing!

  2. It's great to see you're still alive, Matthew! :)

    It has been awe-inspiring to watch this go viral after being a part of the campaign for two years. Really powerful stuff. I commend you for researching it further than the video, you're totally right on all accounts. I'm excited to see what comes out of this!

    Thanks! I hope you get blog-post-inspired in the near future :)

  3. I'm also exited to see what comes out of this. I think it's amazing to see so many people coming together to make in impact. In a world with so many millions of people you can get to the point where you wonder how much of an impact you can actual make, but this just shows that people still rule america. It's inspiring to see so many people get together for justice :)