Here is the Deal. You might have heard us recently talk about an organization we believe in and support called Mocha Club. Well, we’re really into this, and we’d like you to be in too…you are already in the A ROAD family, so now we want you to be a part of the WHOLE family, you know, aunts, uncles, Mocha Club relatives...the whole thing.
SO, we are sending out our brand new album for FREE to anyone who joins us, and our Mocha Club family. What?!? Yep. It’s true. Mocha Club supports projects in Africa, and they show you what happens when you give up the cost of 2 mochas a month (about $7) to use for other people. Did you know that the cost of 2 mochas in Africa provides the medicine necessary to save one child from malaria, or provide clean water to 7 Africans for a year? Those are huge things we can accomplish with such little money!
The stories of young women who were formerly child soldiers in northern Uganda (often called “invisible children’) have especially, deeply affected me. These women are now mothers because they were kidnapped and given to older men as sex slaves. God’s precious children, as sex slaves are now raising kids of their own, on their own; this is unimaginable to me. But the more I get involved with Mocha Club, the more I realize I can actually be a part of giving these ladies hope. I can be in relationship with these young women, my age, half a world away, and I can DO SOMETHING!!!
I want to ask you to join me. Please, join our family. If you’ll sign up for Mocha Club by clicking on this link https://www.mochaclub.org/mochaclub/sponsor/addisonroad/6 then we are going to send you a FREE copy of our BRAND NEW ALBUM and you can get this T-shirt Travis designed as well! The fine folks at MC will tell you how to sport the gear to help raise awareness!
THE HISTORY ON CHILD MOTHERS
Gulu, Uganda is replete with people who have lived in fear since the mid 80's. The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a rebel paramilitary group in Northern Uganda, has terrorized villages through raids where they are taking children to add to their army, killing villagers, and destroying the village. Joseph Kony, the leader of the LRA, has denied this. There are many young women in Gulu, Uganda, however, who tell a different story… These young women are called "child mothers" because they were only children themselves when they were abducted, trained as fighters, and given as sex slaves to rebel soldiers in the LRA. Now that they have escaped or been excused as expendable, the community at large rejects them and their children.
We want you to help us to continue to develop the "Village of Hope" where nearly 500 of these child mothers can live in a safe community with shelter, a job training center, a medical facility, a school for their children…. And a wonderful sense of community and safety.
Join us and help make a HUGE difference in Africa!
-Jenny & Addison Road