So, for the last month or so I have been spending Tuesday afternoons putting together merchandise orders for an organization call Project: AK-47. Basically, it's an organization that raises awareness and funds, helping to free children around the world from living as child soldiers.
Right now, when people make a donation of $10, they receive dog tags with a child's name, age, and country imprinted on them. As I have packaged these orders, I have been reading the dog tags. Some of these boys and girls are as young as six years old. I think of my little first graders. I can't even imagine.
Here is one story out of the many: Neso's story
If you are not at all aware of what goes on in places like Burma, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, check out this website: http://www.projectak47.com/ . When you realize the gravity of what is really going on, your life will never really be the same.