By a Pioneer in West Africa
My daughter and I were coming back from our walk when a crowd of people were gathered on the road pointing to a person lying about four yards from them on the ground. As I came closer, I could see blood on the ground and then a huge two-inch deep cut in his head. No one would go near him for fear of the evil spirits. I ran to him and began to put pressure on the wound. As soon as I touched him, I was surrounded with everyone from the neighborhood talking at once. Since they said that it had come from being in a fight, a man drew an outline on the ground around the man's body. The man on the ground would move and fight against the compression, but then more blood would gush out. I was praying aloud when my friend came up and asked me about it. I told him I was praying in Jesus' name. After 15 minutes a dilapidated neighborhood taxi came up and took him to the bush clinic
About a week later we learned that Chidi is doing well, but still in the bush clinic. This news is by word of mouth (the telephone here in the bush).
“No one would go into the water to save the child drowning...”
My friend was explaining why no one would help Chidi because of evil spirits. He then told me the story of a child drowning at the river a few months ago where there were many, many people around. Everyone saw the child, but they immediately rushed as far as possible from the river so that the evil spirits would not be able to get them. When I touched Chidi, I drew the evil spirits, so everyone felt safe then to approach.
Please pray for Chidi, but most of all, that God's glory would be shown in His way!