This article is from my co-worker David Abbott at blogs.ethnos360.org/david-abbott/
Thank you for praying for the four Hewa women and their families.
According to Lutheran missionary Anton Lutz, the message from the missionary and government delegation was well received. In the end, the local commander declared all suspects free and banned the sorcery courts.
ABC news in Australia is reporting that at the meeting not only were the women released, but a ceremony was held where the “head witch” turned over a stone declaring she would not be involved in this kind of activity again.
Praise God for a favorable outcome for Susana, Kontas, Mifila and Helen; their children and their grandchildren!
Please continue to pray for the Hewa people who have not yet and heard or believed God’s Word. Please pray for other villages and people groups in Papua New Guinea who have similar practices.
The youth coordinator for the Western Highlands provincial government of Papua New Guinea, Ruth Kissam, said earlier this month that violence against women accused of witchcraft is a national emergency and it is creating a refugee crisis in some parts of the country.
Hear how one Hewa man was freed from his fear of the spirits