March 8, 2012

A Call to Action: responding to Kony 2012

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There is something powerful about being confronted with a problem and being invited to make a real difference.  In this world, brokenness meets us around every corner – and, as Christians, God calls us to action.

Recently, a campaign called “Kony 2012” went viral.  The video focuses on the horrific deeds of the LRA in Central Africa and emotionally calls people around the world to make a difference by spreading awareness about Joseph Kony’s crimes.

The campaign immediately hits home because we so badly want to be able to make a significant change in an instant – and this campaign makes us believe that we can.

Unfortunately, lasting change is not instant and it does not hinge on the capture of one man.  It is, however, possible, and does hinge on the love and sacrifice of one Man!

At EduDeo Ministries, we are passionate about bringing transformation to the broken places of our world – to corrupt governments and unjust systems, to poverty and despair.  We believe that the best way to change our world is through Christ-centred education.  We want to impact the next generation, teaching them, not only how to read and write, but how to do all things for the glory of God, whether they become a politician, a teacher, a grocery store clerk, a pastor or a parent.

This kind of change takes time.  However, as the days, weeks and years pass, children around the world will grow up in the love and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.  They will be empowered to become influential citizens of their communities and countries – called to action as part of an incredible global movement to bring God’s Kingdom into the daily details of this world.

Kony 2012 is a powerful and thought-provoking video.  Mid-way, one of their country directors, Jolly Okot, makes a statement that “The best you can offer a child is by letting them be independent and that was providing education.”

We believe the best you can offer a child is education – when it is founded in the Gospel!  That is our focus at EduDeo Ministries and it is how we believe we can make a difference for eternity

Will you join us?

Click here to learn more about an exciting initiative happening in Africa.  International development is not about the West needing to rescue and save Africa, but about seeing the beauty and assets that Africa does possess and how they can use it for good!

Comments:

Alice
Mar 9, 2012 at 11:36 am

To me it seems that the good thing about this video is awareness of the plight of many children in regions of Africa, but I so agree that all the focus on one man, and the idea that if this man is taken out all the problems will be solved, is so empty and will prove to be wishful thinking. We do need to be aware of atrocities around the world, and we need to keep praying and praying and praying for God's power to change hearts and minds, through us and through great organizations carrying his power around the world.

Adele
Mar 15, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Appreciated this response to a challenging issue!

Nathan
Mar 18, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Transformation through Christian education is a cause we support! May God continue to bless your ministry in 2012 and beyond. Christian education is a lifelong commitment to a cause that will have a lasting impact from one generation to the next. We agree, there is no greater impact than to obey Christ's command to share the gospel with all nations making a difference for eternity. We cannot do it alone unless we empower and work alongside the numerous Christian teachers worldwide who are making a difference in so many children's lives! Thank you Edudeo for your dedication to this cause!

Bill
Mar 29, 2012 at 11:28 am

It is very easy to get caught up in the emotion of this horrible tradgedy. Emotion is good to have but it can lead to irrational responses as well. One of those irriational responses is to throw a lot money at it and leave the results in the hands of the recipients of the money. We can feel we have done our part. But if that was the solution things would be much better around the world already and especially in Africa where billions have already been spent. Not that we shouldn't feed the hungry and try to rescue the oppressed. Longer term results however require immense patience and committment to education and sustainable development.

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