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The Thunder god priest who has come to Christ in Ghana, liberating 55 slave women and children.
Ghana (MNN) ― Sex slavery is rampant among tribal religions in Ghana. In a system commonly referred to as Trokosi, girls are given to tribal priests as payment for sins. “Trokosi” means wives or slaves of the gods.
Every Child Ministries is rescuing these women and their children who were born into this environment. ECM co-founder Lorella Rouster says ritual servitude, or shrine slavery, is common.
Recently, Every Child Ministries liberated 55 slaves of the “Thunder god.”
Rouster says it was a long process that started five years ago. “We went to the priest’s home to meet the wives and to share the Gospel. We also met him and began to share the Gospel with him. At that time he was very interested.
Rouster says that was the beginning of a liberation that was supernatural. “Several members of the ECM team have been visiting [this priest] for the past five years. And, very gradually the priest has come to faith in Christ. He has come to the point where he was willing and even anxious to leave his idolatry and his priesthood and come out as a believer.”
Rouster says his conversion led to the release of the slaves. And that’s not all. “This priest convened all 63 other priests who were under him and urged all of them to follow Christ, too.”
The priest has made a dramatic turnaround. He’s now listening to God’s Word on a Faith Comes By Hearing (FCBH) “Proclaimer” given to the priest, and he and his family have been listening to it constantly. But, also in the evening he has been playing it in his yard, and the whole neighborhood has been gathering to listen to it.”
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Editor’s Note: “If we do not preach about sin and God’s judgment on it, we cannot present Christ as Saviour from sin and the wrath of God. And if we are silent about these things, and preach a Christ who saves only from self and the sorrows of this world, we are not preaching the Christ of the Bible . . . Such preaching may soothe some, but it will help nobody; for a Christ who is not seen and sought as a Saviour from sin will not be found to save from self or from anything else”