Saturday, September 11, 2010

Prayer Warriors

"It Began with Bale" from Drawn From Water on Vimeo.

There is a faithful group of believers living in rural Africa who are fulfilling a mission - a calling - to be tools in the hand of Almighty God to save children from being murdered by their tribes.  These are children who have been deemed "mingi" - unclean - & sentenced to death by the tribe elders.  A designation of mingi can come about by means of a number of routes, including pregnancy out of wedlock or their teeth coming in on the top before the bottom.  The instrument of death is usually, as far as I can tell, drowning in the river.  This group of believers seeks to save these children from death &, when successful, bring them to their orphanage where they are loved, clothed, fed, sheltered, protected, & taught about Christ.  They're not always successful; Satan has a hold on these tribes & is not going to give that up without a fight.  Lately, several children have been killed before they can get to them.  This is why I'm coming to you today to plead with you to join in as prayer warriors.  This evil must be fought on our knees.  Please visit Drawn From Water & lift these believers & the tribes up to God in prayer.

"Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.  For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.  Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm." ~Eph. 6:11-13


Anonymous said...

Hey, I am just missing it (very likely), but where is this tribe specifically at in Africa (southern, eastern, western, northern)? Very curious...I couldn't find it on their website. Ben and I have a heart for those people groups in southern Africa. We will pray for these children...thanks for sharing their story.

The Boyds said...

They're in Ethiopia, but I'm not sure exactly which part. I do know that their new orphanage is in or around Addis Ababa. But they work at rescuing children from the rural tribes. Every time they rescue a child is elating, & every time they are prevented is heartbreaking. Thanks for keeping them in your prayers. God will win the war.

Jennifer Dean said...

and I LOVE YOU BACK....hahahaha!! Miss you Boyds!