Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Drawn from Water

I just read an amazing story about work that God is doing in Ethiopia to save the lives of children from the Kara tribe. If the children of this superstitious tribe are born out of wedlock or without their married mother first announcing her intentions of becoming pregnant, or if they are born with certain physical characteristics, they are considered to be cursed or “mingi.” The children are then killed by the elders of the tribe by binding their arms and legs and throwing them in the river.

In February of this year a team of American missionaries discovered what was going on and began rescuing children sentence to die. In the last two months nine children have been rescued. They have set up an orphanage for the children, and they are calling it Drawn from Water. They estimate that last year 77 children were killed by the elders of this tribe. They expect for the orphanage to grow quickly, and they will need lots of money and support to keep going.

The story of what God is doing to rescue these children is amazing. Check out their website at www.drawnfromwater.org for more details.

Drawn from Water from Drawn From Water on Vimeo.

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