Students and past students come and ask me all the time what I think about the Make Kony Famous campaign. I loved the youtube video. I loved that so many people were educated at least a little bit about current events particularly in central Africa. I even bought a make Kony famous shirt. Honestly, I don't really care if the organization Invisible Children is a fraud.... or making huge profits off the video. I am just thrilled that people, particularly kids, that would normally not even know where Uganda is locate, are caring about something other than the latest app or video game. I am thrilled to see that humanity still cares.
But of course whenever I learn about the horrible things that happen in the world, I feel so helpless. Sure I feel like I am doing my part in some ways... I am really trying to help produce responsible citizens that are aware and conscience of the world around them.... but sometimes I feel so guilty. Like I should be doing something more. And you are right... I should be. But at least for today, I feel so proud to be a member of my church when I read articles like this one, to know, that although I am not in Ethiopia or Somalia during this terrible drought hauling water, or trying to prevent genocides or tyranny from reigning in a region... at least I know I am apart and supporting an organization that is trying to make a difference for no other reason than it's the Christ like thing to do. It's articles like this that make me proud to be a Mormon.
Mormons Partner With Charities in Ethiopia