Moses was involved in the occult and his life was in danger. In Nigeria, if someone is in a secret society, they may get possessed by evil and kill people. As a result, the people in Moses' village became afraid of him and threatened to kill him, so his mother brought him to Gidan Bege about four years ago. Moses is now a kind-hearted, patient and obedient boy. He loves Jesus and wants to be a pastor when he grows up.
Yesterday he came to me because he really wants to see his mom. One of the boys, DanLadi, was going to visit his own mother and Moses wanted to join him, because they are in the same village. Moses' mom, however, has said that his life is still in danger and that he cannot go visit her right now. When “Uncle Alex” was explaining this to him, tears fell down his cheeks. Not being able to visit his mom? Because people are afraid of him? What? It is difficult to understand. And yet, that is reality for him.
Moses is now part of our family. He is loved by everyone and strives to follow Christ. But, a child needs his mother. Pray for us as we are the mothers and fathers to these precious children.
Erin Rigsby is an SIM nurse working with the homeless and disadvantaged children at “Gidan Bege”, or House of Hope. See her blog and website for more information.