Last week, my teammate Karen and I, sponsored Red-Hand Day. The Red Hand Day’s symbol is a red hand which has been used all over the world by many organizations in order to say NO to child recruitment and the use of child soldiers.
We held our event in a coffee house after school. Fifty parents and children wrote messages and added their hand prints. We displayed a military uniform and AK47 on a table close-by. What a conversation starter! As families finished, we gave them a prayer card to pray for children affected by war.
Please pray as we mail off the red hands this week to the UN Representative for the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Also please pray for children of war. Children were created to grow and learn in a safe environment, not to fight adult battles.