Incase you didn't know, I'm the oldest of 4 kids in our family. I'm 26, Zack is 21, Kaleb is 18 and Hope is almost 8. I absolutely love my family. Since I was about 13 our family has been involved in some type of church life, we love our church and the community we've found there. Last summer my parents and brothers spent some time in Africa helping people and they all came back changed. We've all been on a handful of mission trips to places like Mexico, Guatamala, Peru but for some reason Africa was different. They came back with amazing stories and a different type of motivation to do what they can to make life better for the people there. Zack's taking the next 5 months to try and change life for the children in Uganda. If you've ever heard of Invisible Children you know the situation that been going on in Uganda for years. Rebel leaders abduct and brainwash children from the villages and force them to fight in a rebel army. They are called the "invisible children" because each night all the children have to hide in the bigger cities to avoid the rebel army. It's still shocking to me that in 2009, there are places in the world where such horrible and rudimentary things can go on. My brother Zack is going to intern with IC for a few months to spread the story of these kids and raise money and awareness in the hopes of changing the situation in Uganda. Some of you may know that I have a degree in theology and I worked as a youth pastor for 3 years before starting by business. I normally don't advertise that or get too religious on the blog here. But I'm so proud of Zack for choosing to spend his time and the resources he has to seek peace and justice for the helpless. I'm challenged by the fact that he's concentrating every day and every dollar he has to make life better for someone else. I think that's awesome.
Here's a video about what Zack is doing, I'm a little jealous!
Some links where you can learn more about Invisible Children and the situation in Uganda.
the latest news about Uganda