WE CHALLENGE YOU
We’re reaching out to people throughout Aotearoa who share our passion for justice. Join us in this challenge - live on just $2.25 a day for food, for 5 days! To help raise awareness and funds to support traumatised former child soldiers in Uganda. Are you up for it?
When? 6th- 10th October 2014
Why? To understand poverty and injustice in our world we need to experience what it feels like. What better way to start that than by spending just a few days living below the extreme poverty line.
What’s the cause? The Children of War Rehabilitation Centre sponsored by World Vision helps returned child soldiers to see the image of God in themselves and to have their humanity restored.
Who are the returned child soldiers? Some of the 25,000 children who have been abducted by Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda since 1986.
Children like Stephen:
Stephen was abducted when he was 9 years old. He escaped 7 years later, and was offered support by the World Vision Children of War Rehabilitation Centre.
"When I think about my situation, at times I cry and at times I just let it go."
Although Stephen was looking forward to reuniting with his family, he was unsure how his life would turn out.
"What will it be like to go back to a village where I don't know the language anymore? To go back to school in a much lower grade? To have my own garden without knowing how to grow food?”
Register yourself and your club now, to join hundreds of Kiwis helping children like Stephen to see the image of God in themselves and to have their humanity restored.
Where will the money go? By ‘living below the line’ for World Vision, your funds will help provide HIV and AIDS education, Food, Medical treatment, Psychosocial counselling, Vocational training, Spiritual nurture, and a smooth transition back to family and community through the Children of War Rehabilitation Centre in Gulu, Uganda.
By choosing World Vision on Live Below the Line you can help make God’s promise to Israel true for Stephen and his friends in Uganda:
“I will repay you for the years
that the swarming locust has eaten,
the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter,
my great army, which I sent against you.
You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied,
and praise the name of the Lord your God,
who has dealt wondrously with you. And my people shall never again be put to shame.” (Joel 2: 25-27, NRSV)
World Vision Children of War Rehabilitation Centre
About the Lord’s Resistance Army
YOU CAN MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE by raising funds to heal former child soldiers in Uganda. Register now.