You’ve probably never read an angry post from me ever, well, (what a way to end the year!) this is one.
I’m pained, saddened, irked and incensed, to say the least, about what I read yesterday on the Don Davis case.
Two days ago, I saw on my cousin’s status a press release from the secretariat of the Deeper Life High School and I passed it over, not bothering to read the contents. So, yesterday, when a friend posted a screenshot of a blog article on the case it was an unpleasant surprise. I quickly googled the story, read up all the articles I could find and watched the videos too.
With each new piece of information I garnered, my ire was rising. I was torn, broken, shattered, and angry over the entire situation.
Yesterday, 30th of December, was supposed to be my day of gratitude; I intended to post about people that helped me scale the year, but, no way! After that read, it would be inhumane to allow this pass unnoticed given the numerous attempts to keep this filth under wraps.
For those of us still unaware, Don Davis is an 11-year old male, and a JSS1 student of Deeper Life High School, at Akwaibom. Because of bed wetting, he was sent to the senior boys’ hostel, where allegedly, hands and feet (for crying out loud, feet!) were inserted into his anus, by students and teachers. This is besides being bullied and starved—he was even threatened with death if he speaks up!
These findings were reported by his mother who was concerned over her son’s rapid emaciation, in less than two months after returning to school, and his general ill-health with a notable and continuous production of green vomitus.
Now, why am I so incensed?
First, it pains me to my marrow that people, humans, can still lay claim to their humanity when their first concern in a case like this is the “scandal” their denomination is facing and not that such an evil thing that should never happen to any human, talk less an eleven year old, has happened.
For goodness’ sake, what is happening to us? Are people so selfish and depraved that even in a case as sensitive as this they think of senseless, selfish interests first?
There is no justifiable reason, under the sun, why people should threaten Don’s mother for seeking justice for her son. None!
That eleven year old has had to endure multiple penetrations, by students/teachers, and as of yesterday, he tested positive to HIV/AIDS. The extensive anal tear due to the multiple penetrations will probably condemn the child to a diapered existence, and this is beside the psychological effect of rape and sexual abuse on this innocent child.
And some people are concerned about is the name of a denomination! The nerve!
Don’t get things twisted, whoever blames the denomination is in the wrong, because, this, my dears, is the 2020s, and I believe we should be mature enough to know that people make their own decisions, the organization’s tenets regardless. But, supporting evil because someone from your organization did it? That’s retarded.
And to the believers who are in relationships/preparing for marriage, this is a wake-up call. Let the criteria for selection of a spouse be more than your personal interests. Think in terms of posterity. Think like Abraham. Let God be able to trust our homes to raise seed that will be instructed in the ways of the Lord.
Godly marriages are the only portals for bringing in godly seeds. If you will not commit to training your children, please don’t birth them. I’m broken as I type this, at the evil perpetrated on an eleven-year old, by boys from supposedly Christian homes.
Worse will happen if people don’t become intentional about raising godly seeds.
And to you, sleeping and snoring believer, can you not see that there is a thought-out plan that is underway to bring scandals to fathers! How many have been affected these past two years? Are you waiting for it to get to your neck before you wake?
We need to pray for our leaders. Remember, the old principle, strike the shepherd and the sheep will scatter? It’s happening already.
Thankfully, we have an advantage, we always fight from the place of victory. It’s time to engage once again, dear believer.
We must pray for Don Davis too and the other children involved. We do not want a next generation with damaged emotions, we do not want a generation of insecure people, we do not want a next generation that suffers constant trauma. No.
We must pray for his healing and wholeness, for his mind, his body, his spirit. We must win because we always win, but how can we win if we never wage the war.
Believer in Christ, brother-in-arms, rise up, we’ve slept for too long! Too long!
Take off the blindfolds of denominationalism and rise in the unity of faith. This is not a ploy against one denomination. No! It’s a ploy against the church, the body which we all are part of.
Pray for Don Davis, pray for his mother, keep speaking till justice is served to the perpetrators.
We’ve slept for too long. Wake up! It’s 2021.
May it be a blessed year for us all.