Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Speaking Out Without Speaking

Invisible Children.

If you haven't already heard about them, please check them out!

There is a war going on.  And children are being kidnapped and abducted to fight it.

Innocent children.

And I just can't sit by and do nothing.

So until I figure out other ways, Invisible Children is providing outlets for the voices of the oppressed to be heard... without speaking.
Protection Plan Update: Collines from INVISIBLE CHILDREN on Vimeo.

There is a movement.  A movement not many have heard of.  A movement to go beyond ourselves for the children unseen and the lives untouched.  And that movement involves a piece of this...
The Protection Plan from INVISIBLE CHILDREN on Vimeo.

So, Jon and I took the pledge.  A pledge to spread awareness, a pledge to donate our money, a pledge to raise money, and a pledge to spend time in silence in order to speak out, without speaking.

So how can you help?

On my sidebar you'll see two little icons where you can make a donation.  My hubby checks his and would be super stoked if he reached his goal before I did... so can we make that happen?

Also, you can be active and advocate by spreading awareness, writing congress, and getting educated on what is going on in Sudan, Northern Uganda, and the Congo.



  1. I am very familiar with The Invisible Children. It really is crazy that so many atrocious things are happening to children all around the world..including the US. Awareness is essential and it is awesome that you two are taking a stand for this organization together!

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  3. This is such an important cause. I applaud you and the hubby for trying to spread awareness.

    I am new to your blog and recently read "your story." Your honesty is truly amazing. Well done.


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  4. Wow. This has touched my heart. I just read about Human Trafficking yesterday. There is so much we can do to help. You're so right - we cannot sit back and do nothing.

  5. I love that you're so passionate about this movement and thanks so much for sharing it with us.

  6. I love that you've posted this! I have been donating to Invisible Children since 2008 so I am really glad to see more people that are aware of this!! So happy!!!

    Also, I wanted to tell you that (since you are a follower of mine; was Love & Life now champagne wishes.) I have had some issues with my new blog set up, tried to create a new one under the same account with similar issues so I have created a new account under a new e-mail address & I wanted to make sure I tell all of my followers so if you follow me at http://melissa-champagnewishes.blogspot.com that would be so greatly appreciated! I will (when I get to it) unfollow you from my old account which I won't use anymore and re-follow you with my new one(this one)! Thanks again! Have a great week! xo melissa

  7. this is sooo terrific! Can you believe thats the first time I've watched that video??? THANK YOU! And I am just in awe of watching you love and live!

  8. thanks for the reminder. As someone who was sexually molested throughout my early youth my heart really breaks for the voices of the unheard. The one living next door with a smile on them outside the torment within their homes. The one that comes into my bank, those that may attend my church. Abuse and child trafficking and just the disgust of forcing sexual activities on the innocent is such a horrific act of sin. I pray for GOD to wipe this world clean of these imposters, perverts and killers. I pray for repentant hearts to be made and for captives to be set free.


  9. You guys are so wonderful for doing this!

  10. What a great post! I'm a big supporter of The Invisible Children. Its great that you are doing silent challenge. Human trafficking and child soldiers is something that needs to end.
    Keep up the great work!

    I'm definetly becoming a follower. :)


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