Churches and Voodoo bracelets
So many of the churches here are full of young moms. Not like 20 something year old moms but like teenage moms trying to raise babies while they themselves are still babies in many ways.
Many of the people here in the small villages are very wrapped up in voodoo. Everyone wants what is best for their babies so they will go to both the church and the voodoo priest. While the YWAM Orlando youth team was here, we were able to do 4 different VBS's in some of the local villages. The pastor at one asked us to pray for a baby and dedicate it to the Lord. We had the dad on the team prayer over the baby and were able to explain to the aunt and mom that God was able to protect the baby and they removed the voodoo anklet. We were able to pray and educate quite a few moms at these little churches in the villages.
Praying for babies here has a lot more spiritual significance than we realize. We love holding babies and praying over them! This is one of the greatest privileges that we have here. And it also gives Mom a short break!