30 Minute Freedom


Have you seen this video…

: INVISIBLE CHILDREN (55 minutes) film exposes the effects of a 20 year-long war on the children of Northern Uganda.

http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid= … hildren%22

This is my basic info about the project:

I am called to serve in Uganda during the month of June to promote the efforts of humanitarian aid workers and make hammocks for numerous people living nightmarish lives in relief camps without a comfortable place to sleep. In Gulu, the center of conflict in Uganda, I will work toward setting up a room full of sewing machines for the Acholi tribe to continue making hammocks that will provide income and peaceful rest.

Why Uganda?

UN Humanitarian Affairs and Humanitarian Relief consider the humanitarian crisis in northern Uganda to be among the worst on the planet. The on-going civil war in northern Uganda has displaced 1.6 million people. In a recent statement by Civil Society for Peace in Northern Uganda (CSOPNU), it was reported that 70 percent of the population in northern Uganda have no access to monetary income and 95 percent live in absolute poverty.

According to a random survey of over 2,500 persons in displaced persons camps by the International Center for Transitional Justice and the Human Rights Center, 40 percent of respondents had been abducted by the rebel LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army), 45 percent had witnessed the killing of a family member and 23 percent had been physically mutilated at some point during the conflict.

The LRA is believed to have abducted over 30,000 children since 1986. In addition, as many as 40,000 night commuters, mostly children and women, flee their homes to the safety of towns each night seeking refuge from potential abduction by the LRA. They search for places to sleep in town centers, such as churches and hospitals, and they return to their homes in the morning.


Emails such as this are being sent all over… and as soon as $3000 is gathered I am in Uganda. The fund raising and awareness raising doesn’t stop then, that just gets me there… then it is full-on to do to get the sewing machines and materials to start bustin’ out the hammocks.

I’ll be working with Joshua Magezi in Kampala, Uganda and his organization: www.africagreaterlifemission.com/ (watch the video at the bottom of the page… the spirit of these kids makes my heart explode with joy)

I’m asking people contribute what they would earn in 30 minutes of their work day. If they don’t work, they could spend 30 minutes sending this information to their friends to raise awareness toward this important issue.

This campaign is called 30 Minute Freedom… to promote liberation toward service… which means living for a purpose… not just to pay bills… to serve humanity and the planet.

Thanks for staying in touch! I will contact your friend… and wait to hear from you.

Love fearlessly,

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