Story number 1 for 18 Aug 2003

By August 18, 2003

(Haiti)–We begin today in Haiti where the population just finished celebrating their National Day. It’s a voodoo rite intertwined in the history that shaped the country. The Haitians agreed to give their land to the devil for 200 years in exchange for freedom from the French. As the time nears for a renewal of the pact next year, Christians are taking to their knees. Christian Aid Mission’s John Lindner. “It’s a real tug-of-war between the forces of voodoo and the forces of Christ. Whereas the forces of Christ are going to be holding an all day prayer session, the forces of voodoo are going to trying to play voodoo music to try to drown out the Day of Prayer.” Lindner urges prayer on behalf of believers in Haiti. Despite the occult influence, there is a lively church. “We help indigenous ministries in Haiti that are ministering among their own people and their own culture. I believe they’re going to have an extra thrust forward with this emphasis on voodoo right now.”

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