Upon arriving in the village we learned that one of the village fathers died this past week. Part of the cultural funeral ceremony for a person of his status is for a 'masked' man to run through the village throughout the day. This masked man terrorizes the children by threatening them with a whip as he passes from house to house asking for money to help cover the costs of the funeral.
stand with us in prayer in the midst of cultural and animistic
beliefs which hold our people here in captivity.