This is an absolute must see movie. Go rent it, you will not regret it.This movie will mess you up. (Like I needed to be messed up anymore) Vicki Ohlerking Told me I HAD to watch it a while back. She knows my heart for Africa so she knew this movie was something I needed to see. I say both thanks and Dang you Vicki! cuz' I really can't shake this movie!
The horror depicted in this movie still going on today. Currently in Uganda under the LRA. And thank God less then 1% of Diamonds are blood diamonds now but that is still 1% too much.
Watch this movie, read the stories from the links below and pray about what you can do.
What difference can one person make? Well people like Mother Theresa, Martin Luther, Nelson Mandela and thousands of others prove that one person can light the flame that brings great light to hundreds, thousands even millions.
Let's reverse that question, what can one person NOT do? What if there were not Mother Theresa, Martin Luther, Nelson Mandela? We are His hands and feet. Don't tell me "Jesus will find a way to help people." He has and it's US!
We are all called to bring light to the world, we are called Salt and light (Matthew 5:12 - 14). No Christian is exempt. You may not be called to Africa,called to adopt an Orphan, or to work in the inner City but we are all called to feed, clothe, visit the imprisoned (Matthew 25) and help the least of these. Don't look away, stare this Hell on earth straight in the face and find a way to help.
Thank God for Children's Cup, Product (Red), Opportunity International, Watoto, the thousands of missionaries, organizations and ministries helping the people of Africa. Giving financial support to these, or any you know of, is a way you can help right now.
Here are some references if you would like to learn more about this Hell on earth.
This is a documentary and a movement to raise awareness of the "Invisible Children" of Africa. It is very violent and disturbing and worst of al it is reality.
Hope in the Heart of Darkness
Christianity Today ALWAYS covers this issue very well. There are many articles about the horror these children live in everyday, these are just a couple really good ones.
Wikipedia definition and history of the Blood Diamonds
BBC Report-Night Commuters