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This video cost $0 to make. There is no kit for sale. No bracelet to wear. No poster to put up. There is no one to make famous.

Charles is a former abducted child soldier who through the grace of God has chosen to forgive his captors rather than seek revenge. We believe that the weapon that will change the issue of Kony and the many children affected by his atrocities is the releasing power of forgiveness.

You may wonder if we believe Kony should be brought to justice. Absolutely! We praise God that Invisible Children has helped bring these atrocities into the light once again, and we pray that this campaign will help end Kony’s efforts to steal, kill and destroy. But more importantly is the transformation only God can bring to the lives of the numerous children scarred by the actions of Kony and the LRA. Truthfully, if healing and forgiveness doesn’t take precedence in the hearts of these former child soldiers, then we can expect revenge and hatred to rule and Kony’s own victims to rise up in his place.

For more, read Keith McFarland’s response to the video and campaign.


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5 thoughts on “A Kony 2012 Response”

  1. I’m utterly astounded at the power of forgiveness through the gospel of Jesus Christ. Only Jesus can give us the ability to love and forgive our enemies and I praise Him for that.

    Awesome story. You can see the joy and peace in this brother’s eyes as he speaks. Soli Deo Gloria!

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