Saturday, August 05, 2006

Uganda Update!

On Friday (possibly Thursday) the LRA "announced a unilateral ceasefire, with immediate effect". Vincent Otti, the LRA's deputy leader said ""I order all our field commanders to, with immediate effect, cease all form of hostilities against the Ugandan People's Defence Forces (UDPF) positions and others." I realize that this might not amount to anything in the long run, but it does give some glimmer of hope for those of us who have been following this evil event. The LRA (Lord's Resistance Army) is run by a man named Joseph Kony, who is responsible for the kidnapping of thousands of children from the ages 5-12 in Northern Uganda. For a more detailed history lesson, check out the people at

We all need that break in the clouds, when life doesn't seem like it could get any worse, a fresh wind comes and cools our worn out spirits. Hearing and reading this news is like that for many people. A great deal of people are taking this problem very seriously and this will hopefully help fuel their passion and give them the strength they need to keep going. Although this news is good there is no guarantee that it will really do anything. Joseph Kony is not a good man, from his actions its is hard to tell if his army will follow through with the orders. However there is a guarantee that we do have, a breath of fresh air that has merit. And that is that Jesus loves us, and wants us to chase after him. To love him with all our all. The fresh air for me comes in knowing that things aren't always going to go the right way, but I have Jesus there with me. He's in the frying pan with me, when things get hot He is there. Let that comfort your souls today. Know that He wont abandon you

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