Slavery Still Practiced in Remote Parts of Ghana

Missionaries were surprised to find out that slavery still exists in rural areas of Ghana where the people are steeped in fetish customs, reports Dave Culross of International Needs Network. "Slavery of women has been discovered in the remote areas along the Volta River in villages where women were enslaved to the village priests," he says. "This was discovered by the director of our ministry there and some other Christian workers. We have been helping to release some of these women." Culross said in the first three years of the project more than 650 women have been assisted. The project is now self-supporting, but needs prayer. "There has to be a great amount of concern and prayer for the safety of our leadership there," Culross said. "They are in constant jeopardy because the people who are opposed to this are very radical and they could do some very harmful things."