It was Sabbath morning and I was just making an appeal at the end of my sermon, when a motorbike loudly interrupted us. A voice called out asking us to please come and check an injured man at the school. We quickly finished the service and found that a tree had fallen on TheyMoo, age 30. He had broken his leg.
They drove him to our clinic in the school truck . . . But . . .
The school truck could not make it up the mountain, so they carried him to our truck.
Off we went all the way to Meta hospital again. The x-ray showed a very unstable fracture of the distal tibia and fibula. The doctor wanted to send him to MaeSot for surgery but my patient refused. He wanted to go home and try the devil ceremony on it first. We couldn’t reason with him at all, and to make matters worse two ladies sitting behind him in the waiting room told him not to worry about the hospital treatments, it is much better to go home and do the devil thing! The doctor put on a short leg cast and we took him home. They did not give him crutches.
We felt so sorry for the man that the next day we drove all the way to MaeSot just to buy crutches and take them all the way back to his village – CooDoo Mai.
We were shocked and disappointed as we entered his little hut. TheyMoo had taken off his short leg cast! He was doing the full devil procedure of placing 2 special roots either side of his ankle and then wrapping with a cloth and string. He also proudly showed us three one-liter bottles each filled with a different kind of boiled leaf water. These bottles had to be covered at the top with a special leaf, which gets discarded and replaced every time he took a sip. This water had been blessed with a special prayer.
TheyMoo told us that the man who led out in the devil ceremonies would come to his house the next day. He proudly unwrapped the root-covered ankle to show us, and said that when he first took the cast off he felt and heard the bones crackling and moving, but now it was doing much better! BletJhaw told him that he would never do like that. The devil was evil, we need to pray to and worship the great God in heaven. We taught him how to use the crutches and said a prayer for him.
That’s what it’s like with my people way out here in the jungle. They believe in the devil magic with all their hearts. We plead for the Holy Spirit to convince them of the truth.
“Every power lent us of heaven is to be used in doing the work assigned us by the Lord for those who are perishing in ignorance. The warning message is to be sounded in all parts of the world. A great work is to be done, and this work has been entrusted to those who know the truth for this time.” Maranatha 266