Saturday, May 23, 2009

Drawn From Water

Drawn From Water is an incredible ministry that I discovered last month, and am glad to finally have the chance to highlight it on this blog. There is a tribe in a rural area of Ethiopia, called the Karo tribe, who are very superstitious and believe that certain children are born as "mingi" or "cursed" and will bring bad fortune to their tribe unless they are killed. An example of a child who would be considered "cursed" is one whose top teeth come in before the bottom teeth. This ministry, Drawn From Water, exists to save these children. They have given the tribe an alternative to killing the children, by far-removing them from the tribal land. Recently, Levi Benkert and his wife left their successful business in California (LJ Urban) to relocate their entire family to Ethiopia to help establish an orphanage for the rescued children, and care for them (this occurred approximately 10 days ago... so please pray for them in their transition). You can visit their website and view the video below to find out more information about this amazing ministry. I know God has great plans in store for this ministry, this family, and the beautiful children from the Karo tribe.

Drawn from Water from Drawn From Water on Vimeo.

1 comment:

  1. Wow:( Sad. I love hearing about ministries helping others. Thanks!

    #18!! Awesome:)