June 22, 2005


LIONS SAVE GIRL FROM ABDUCTORS
This news article is so amazing plus it brings to light the the need to pray for the Ethiopian people. A pride of lions rescued a 12-year-old girl from kidnappers in Ethiopia after chasing the men terrorising her away. Police say the girl was snatched by four men on her way home from school early in June and held the girl captive for seven days, repeatedly beating her, before the lions chased them away and guarded her for half a day until she was found by her family and police. "They stood guard until we found her and then they just left her like a gift and went back into the forest. If the lions had not come to her rescue then it could have been much worse. Often these young girls are raped and severely beaten to force them to accept the marriage," Sgt Wondimu Wedajo said. "Everyone ... thinks this is some kind of miracle, because normally the lions would attack people." The girl, the youngest of four brothers and sisters, was "shocked and terrified" and had to be treated for the cuts from her beatings. The police caught four of the men but were still looking for three others. The United Nations estimates more than 70 per cent of marriages in Ethiopia are by abduction, practiced in rural areas where the majority of the country's 71 million people live. Be sure to read DANIEL 6 which tells how God rescued Daniel when he was thrown into the lions' den for praying. Not a scratch was found on him because he had trusted in his God.

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