To celebrate my momentary elation at my perceived popularity, I will...
do a journal feature! Of one...
*SeekHim has recently published this journal:
Pray for an End of MingiIn some tribes of the Omo River Valley in southwestern Ethiopia, certain childrenwhich raises awareness of some terrible things that happen to some children in Ethiopia. Certain children born in tribes of the Omo River valley in Ethiopia are discriminated against and forced to a cruel death due to tribal religious beliefs. She has also included links to other sites with more info and ways to help regarding this problem. One of them is [link]
are considered Mingi (Impure, Ritually polluted)
Reasons for being declared Mingi are:
Being born out of wedlock.
Being the result of an unplanned pregnancy.
Being born a twin.
Being born with some sort of deformity or imperfection.
Having one's genitals injured in some way.
Having ones teeth develop in the upper jaw before the lower jaw.
Chipping a tooth during childhood.
Children declared Mingi are considered cursed by the spirits.
It is also believed that Mingi children will bring misfortune to
the community if allowed to live.
Children declared Mingi are either abandoned to die or killed.
Mingi children are either drowned, starved, or, in the case of infants,
have dirt stuffed in their mouths so that they choke to death.
Please, please pray that this evil practice stop!
INFO AND WAYS TO HELP
*SeekHim is an active follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, and many of her journals and deviations are focused around Biblical adventures, humanitarian issues and prayer updates. BUT this is not a Bible bashing/annoying preaching sesh, and EVERYONE can take part in helping other people in the world so don't run away now because I've mentioned Jesus and prayer! We can make a difference in these kid's lives
Please spread the word, and to you Christians out there, please pray with us for an end to Mingi.