Friday, July 4, 2008

She ran for her life!

This week an indigenous woman fled from her village with her 2 year old son. She traveled with him for 4 days with only the clothing on their back. Why did she flee? Her son is crippled, probably from complications during childbirth, and she feared for her life and her son's life. Another boy in her clan was hung because at age 5 he could not speak. She feared the same fate for her son or herself. Now here she is with nothing and she can't go back to her village. She is 29, illiterate, malnourished, without a clue about life in the "outside" world.

It has been amazing to see how the town here has taken her in. People have donated food, clothing, money, have taken her to the doctor. She is living with another indigenous family here where she is safe, they do not have the same attitude about her son. They are very poor though so having extra people in the home is very difficult. I do not know her name, but please pray for this woman. We do not know what the future holds for her and her son.

Please pray for Priscila and her mom.


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