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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Boy slave ‘crucified’ by Sudanese Muslim
Now a youth, he tells Voice of the Martyrs he’s forgiven attacker

Posted: September 28, 2006
1:00 a.m. Eastern

© 2006 WorldNetDaily.com

Boy who was ‘crucified’ by Muslim

A Sudanese slave who was assigned to watch his Muslim master’s camels was "crucified" when he was caught sneaking out to attend a Christian church, according to reports from Voice of the Martyrs.

The aid organization that helps persecuted Christians worldwide said the reports come from witnesses in the Sudan who were in contact with the youth, now about 15.

Damare Garang was seven when the attack happened, officials said. He had been captured by Islamic soldiers when his Sudanese village was attacked, and then sold as a slave to a Muslim family in Tuobon, Bahr el Gazel.

His duties were to tend the master’s camels, but one day one fled.

"How could you do this? You will surely have to pay! You stupid slave, I should just kill you now," he was told.

However, the child escaped any injuries at that point.

Then the following day Damare, who had been raised in a Christian family, sneaked away for a time to a small church service across the village.

His master was waiting when he returned.

"Where have you been?" he was asked, and partly from fear and partly from not having another answer, he said, "to church."

"You have made two grave mistakes," the slave master said. "Yesterday you lost one of my camels, and today you worship with infidels!"

The master went to a barn and returned with a large board, some rusty spikes and a hammer, the report said.

"Frozen in fear, Damare was dragged out to the edge of his master’s compound where he was forced to the ground with his legs over the board," the VOM report said. "The savage brutality of the master was unleashed as he proceeded to drive the long nails through Damare’s knees and then nail his feet securely onto the board."

While Damare was screaming in agony, the slave master simply walked away.

The boy’s help arrived in the form of a Good Samaritan who happened by, and saw the small boy. The man sneaked into the compound and carried the boy to a hospital where the board and nails were removed.

Damare later was released to the custody of his helper, with whom he lived for the next 18 months.

Once again, then, there was a militia attack on his village, and he was separated from his protector. When the Islamic army soldiers were driven off, a commander of village forces recognized Damare’s speech as being of the Dinka tribe, and took charge of him.

That commander eventually adopted Damare, who now lives in Mario Kong.

He remains disappointed he is unable to run quickly like other boys, but he says he’s forgiven his attacker, because Jesus was nailed to a cross to forgive all sins.

"Before leaving, we gave Damare a care package with mosquito netting, soap, new clothing, shoes, a hat, a new Bible, a soccer ball, and a fishing line and hooks," said the VOM report by Tom Zurowski.

"Please tell the Christian children in America to remember to pray for the children of Sudan," Damare told his visitors.


Comments on: "Faith Under Fire" (3)

  1. The-Country-Cowboy said:

    Knowing some of the Sudanese’s who have been blessed to have
    been able to escape the persecution and find protection here in America, I can
    testify to the stories that the persecution is real. Pray for these people who
    are suffering for their faith. 

  2. Ciao My Brother In The Lord
    I love this song that you have playing here, it is so true and totally awesome…
    I will keep all Muslims in my prayer, and I know that God loves all Muslim, but not their faith.
    I have also read about three young christian girls walking home from church, and Muslims attacked them, and decapitated them. One young girl survived being decapitated…my prayer is also with this young girl.
    Thanks for bringing all these points to the world…and let us keep our eyes on the Lord….He will soon return….
    Have a wonderful Sunday in the Lord Bro.
    Hugs & Kisses

  3. My intent was not to pass judgment, but be very wary of the path you choose.  Jesus said I am the way, the truth and the light.  He is the truth.  Our mandate is not to expose and denounce religion, but to show Jesus to people, and what He\’s done.  His love will expose the inner heart and if that muslim chooses to accept him, we didn\’t convert him anyway it was the Holy Spirit.  Don\’t let this lead you to prejudice.  The gospel is good news, and the goodness of God leads people to repentance.  I know what\’s in the news, but the news doesn\’t show you everything.  Please remember it\’s religion, not muslim people that\’s the enemy

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