Thursday, February 11, 2010

Mingi-Children Dying Right Now

I read about the practice of "mingi" on another amazing blog, "Our Family Advocating for the Orphans". Where children are treated as curses and killed, due to superstition. This is happening in our world today.

"There is a tribe in a Africa that has a culture rich in tradition. However, this tribe lives in fear of evil spirits who they believe bring ill fortune to their villages. They use the word “Mingi” to describe persons they consider cursed or otherwise imperfect. Those deemed Mingi face severe consequences, as they believe the presence of these children on their land curses the tribe. Their solution to this perceived threat is to drown Mingi children in the river. Last year, 7 percent of the children in this tribe were associated with Mingi, resulting in the deaths of at least 77 children. If the two other nearby tribes practice the Mingi tradition at the same rate, then combined 3,000 children would have their lives at risk."

To read the rest of this, the story of what's happening right now, click on the name of their site "Drawn From Water" and see what we can do to help.

Water, clean water, should be a source of life....not death. As those in Africa are baptized, believing in Christ and Salvation through Him, that He IS the Son of God....they should not have to wonder if children were killed in these very waters.

1 comment:

  1. It is truly amazing that this happens. In March, National Geographic shared about the Karo and Hamner tribe. Hopefully you can pick up a copy. We are very excited because in the next couple months, we will be picking up our child who is part of Drawn From Water.


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