I notice you’re from Peru
I've found that a lot of people here in the U.S. don't know much about their own country, much less anyone else's.
I post prayer updates about different countries. Part of the reason is to raise awareness about what's going on in the rest of the world. If I notice someone on DA is from another country, If I've done their country I let them know. Its my way of letting them know that others are thinking about their home.
This update is about your home!
Pray for PeruPeru is a country in western South America.
It is bordered by Colombia in the north, Ecuador in the northwest, Brazil
in the east, Bolivia in the southeast, Chile in the south and the Pacific Ocean
in the west.
Lima is the capital and largest city.
The population is over 29 million
Peru is the third largest country in South American country
There are three main zones; a dry coastal plain in the west,
the Andean Mountains and the Amazon Rainforest in the east.
Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in South America is on the border
of Peru and Bolivia.
47% Mestizo (Amerindian and European descent)
1% Asian and others
Peru’s history stretches back for thousands of years
and has seen many advanced civilizations.
The oldest known complex society in Pe
Listen there’s something important that I’m trying to raise awareness on.
Could you please check out this journal entry I posted? I'd appreciate it.
And spread the word if you can
Pray for an end of MingiAmong some tribes in the Omo River Valley in southwestern Ethiopia
certain children are considered Mingi (Impure, Ritually polluted)
Reasons for being declared Mingi are:
Being born out of wedlock.
Being the result of an unplanned pregnancy.
Being born a twin.
Being born with a cleft lip or palate.
Being born with some sort of deformity or imperfection.
Having one's genitals injured in some way.
Having ones teeth develop in the upper jaw before the lower jaw.
Chipping a tooth during childhood.
Children declared Mingi are considered cursed by the spirits.
It is believed that if allowed to live a Mingi child will bring misfortune to the community.
Children declared Mingi are either abandoned to die or killed outright.
Mingi children are either drowned, starved, or, in the case of infants,
have dirt stuffed in their mouths so that they choke to death.
Please, please pray that this evil practice stop!