When the folks at church asked me to do some more research on how we could incorporate Northern Uganda into our series, I contacted one of our missionaries. He and wife knew Grace well and suggested that we could invite her to speak during the service. We did, and her testimony changed people’s lives.
Now, thanks to a very powerful article at the Washington Post earlier this week, thousands more are hearing her story. (The article mentions her testimony before the U.S. House on April 26; her statement is on World Vision’s site). The only thing I’d add to the Post article is more about her incredible faith, which, to hear her tell it, is less in spite of what happened to her and more because of it. (This audio interview with Grace includes more about her faith: scroll down until you reach “Uganda—A Former Child Soldier Tells Her Story.” It runs about 30 minutes.) Also of note, Invisible Children are also mentioned in the Post article. For a personal experience during one of their recent Global Night Commutes, read here.
(Image: A room full of "night commuters" taken by U.S. Agency for International Development)