Well, as many of you know, I have been leading a ministry at Westmont that seeks to to use our God-given time, talent, connections and resources to raise awareness about and bring an end to the atrocities taking place toward CHILDREN in Northern Uganda. We wish to gain a conviction of the things unseen and speak for those who don’t have a voice.
I wanted to share with you the vision of our minsitry and why I am doing what I am doing!
We don’t get it. This isn’t what we set out to do—but it is what we choose. Thousands of children walk dusty streets every night, unknown to the rest of the world, refugees from even their families. The unlucky ones, the one ones who get caught, they live and die by a gun they never consented to.
We live 9,389 miles from this. So why bother? Well, we never want to be the kind of people who get around to believing that we can’t change the world. We are not the heroes. We are kids, limited by our primitive abilities; it is only by Him working through us. We are tired, too—but not like them. We have hope, a hope that is dead if it isn’t shared. A hope that is complete only as it is made known. We act out of the very strength and grace and mercy of Christ Jesus drawing on his promise to do a good work in us—and in this world.
So we claim this corner of the world, this remote Ugandan nightmare, as our Lord’s. We seek redemption, looking to today and to a century from today, and beyond…as we work for those who cannot speak for themselves.
[For more info about what is going on in Uganda, click Click Here]