Trusting Charms and Evil Rituals or Trusting Jesus….Spiritual Battle in SW Madagascar

Trusting Charms and Evil Rituals or Trusting Jesus….Spiritual Battle in SW Madagascar

Grant and his team had not met for 6 weeks with the church of young believers in Kilimary for various reasons. Once Grant and the other missionaries on his team returned to Kilimary, they noticed that many of the believers were starting to wear charms for healing and protection again. They had previously laid these practices down at the foot of the cross but had unfortunately picked them up again. On June 30, Grant and some from his team were able to meet with them and teach from Romans 6 about the new life we have in Christ. They discussed some of their practices including one called “Sandratse.” During this custom the sick man will drink the blood directly from the body of the cow and be given energy and strength. Grant asked them where this power comes from. They said, “the devil”. Grant and the others explained how it was impossible for God to be associated with evil and the power of the devil. They said that they now understood that it was wrong in the sight of God for them to rely on their charms and attend these ceremonies. The leaders of the church said that they would teach the other people in Kilimary and their children about what God’s Word says about these matters.

Pray for the young church in Kilimary. Pray for these believers to boldly and confidently trust Jesus and not return to their old, evil ways.

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