Thursday, May 19, 2011

Undesired: India

When I was in India last year, I remember when one of my coworkers first told me that it was illegal in India for a woman to get an ultrasound and find out whether she is having a boy or a girl. I wondered why there would be such a law. "Because Michelle," said my coworker matter of factly, "if it's a girl, the family may want to abort the child." What?! I couldn't imagine that baby girls were being wiped out so much, that there was actually a law because of it. But it's true... despite this law, God's baby girls are being abused and killed. This short film I just found and watched sheds more light on it: UNDESIRED.
Only Jesus can save India.

In India, all women must confront the cultural pressure to bear a son. The consequences of this preference is a disregard for the lives of women and girls. From birth until death they face a constant threat of violence. See the project at

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


I don't pretend to know all the details of what is taking place in several countries of Africa with the LRA and child soldiers. But I do know the basics, being this... a whole generation of children is being abducted and brainwashed into becoming killing machines. It's been happening for years, and it's spreading to more countries.

When I saw this short film, posted by Invisible Children, I couldn't help but feel I wanted to repost it. I've never been to Africa. I cannot tell you first hand what it is really like, though I know God will send me there someday. But that doesn't mean our hearts cannot break for the injustice and evil that goes on there. It doesn't mean we can't pray for truth and justice to prevail.

To help you understand what is going on with child soldiers today, I first posted a short clip that gives some background into the situation.

Let Us Be Free: A Plea for Relief from the Violence of the LRA from DTJ on Vimeo.

Now here is the short film that brings it closer to home.

WARNING! This film is graphic, disturbing and uses strong language. Children should NOT watch this. But adults, this is reality. Be informed. 

War School (Short Film) from Pulse Films on Vimeo.

Only God can save this generation.