On April 25th, thousands gathered from all over theÂ world to come to “The Rescue” of Joseph Kony’s child soldiers. Â
This video will catch you up on the plan.
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Invisible Children challenged the supporters of this cause to buy The Rescue Pack, consisting of two Â Â Â Â t-shirts, and wear only those two shirts for the entire month of April. Â Many of the Students and leaders of The Element Accepted this challenge.Â
Hundreds came from all across Central Florida and met at the abduction site (Edgewater High School) Â to make the 3.5 mile walk to the LRA camp.
We were placed into groups for the long walk to our camp site. Â Each group of 50 held onto a rope and walked in a straight line in the sameÂ fashionÂ of the abducted childÂ solders.Â
OurÂ trekÂ ended at Trotters Park (our LRA Camp for the night)
This was more than a sleepover under the stars. Â We were raisingÂ awareness! Â We wanted to get the world to take notice and accept the call to action. Â We made YouTube videos and wrote letters to people of influence to come and “rescue us”. Â
In Orlando we were rescued by two “Moguls”:
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Ryan Kirkland, my personal favorite, also came to our rescue. Â Ryan is the frontman for Between The Trees.Â Â Each of our rescuers did an acousticÂ set for the hundreds they came to rescue. Â
The media also took notice!Â
It was incredible to see people sacrifice their comfortable beds andÂ air conditioned rooms to sleep outside and experience, just a small portion, of what the childÂ soldersÂ go through.Â
This was an amazing example of the value of your voice! Â I was proud to be apart of this cause and even more proud of the over 50 Element Students whoÂ participated Â by wearing the t-shirts, making the videos, getting their schools involved, praying for those affected by this war, and coming to “The Rescue”. Â
You all inspire me.