Monday, December 6, 2010

Yamis Ta-il

Yamis Ta-il, a 5 year old orphan from Ujung Batu is now being cared for by Jimi and Perin in my village.

The Ujung Batu people thought he was a witch. Two other children have died, probably due to malaria last month, and one of them (another 6 year old)explained how he saw Yamis in a dream that he had shortly before he died. This, apparently, was proof enough for the majority of the villagers and even his older brother disowned him.

The Ujung Batu people were discussing how best to get rid of him (drown him or go downriver and leave him in another village).

He was tied up and barely fed for two weeks when Ainus, a GIDI... evangelist, brought him back to Danowage.

Yamis is now living and being cared for in Danowage by Jimi and Perin.

Him and Alethea are good little playmates now.

PICTURED: Jimi giving Yamis a haircut. Doses of malaria and worm medicine are to follow, plus some new clothes and a hearty meal.

For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in (Psalm 27:10)