Invisible Children Campaign Spreads Awareness for Child Suffering

By: Mollie Lair Email
By: Mollie Lair Email

Over 85 million views.

That's how many people have watched the KONY 2012 video turned Youtube sensation since its release earlier this year.

"Well it's something that has kind of taken the Internet by storm. It's something that our youth group really got some passion about and wanted to bring it to city soul ministries and that's how we heard about it," Lead Pastor of City Souls Ministries Luke Easter.

Joseph Kony is the radical leader of the Lord's Resistance Army and is accused of abducting more than 30,000 children. He forces them to be child soldiers and sex slaves.

Invisible Children is a program spreading awareness of the ongoing war and seeking justice for these young lives.

"Well anything that involved children is terrible and our belief here at City Soul is anytime we see children being used for things that are not good, to say the least, is something that we're passionate about and we feel like we can make a difference by bringing them here and educating them about what is actually going on," says Easter.

It's become a worldwide phenomenon with activists and leaders rallying behind this common cause.

Some skeptics of the campaign say it's a scam, but local supporters hope you research and decide for yourself.

"We hope that community really gets behind this. They can go on the Internet and just type in Invisible Children and take a look at the video for themselves and do what they feel led to do as far as getting the word out and spreading awareness about this," says Easter.

"Learn more about it so instead of just being really blunt and not really willing to learn about anything...then go ahead and get involved," says youth group member Cody Rockhold.

For more information on the KONY 2012 campaign and their upcoming "Cover the Night" click on the link below.

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