One of many children, daughter of a tribal warrior, Dorcas lives in the plains of East Africa. Her tribe is known for their nomadic lifestyle and their traditional customs, including marrying off their daughters at a very young age. When Dorcas's father tried to marry her off, the Lord used a man named Peter to fight for her innocence and worthiness, and to fight for her life, saving her and ultimately leading her to be saved my the Lord's abundant mercy and grace.
Years down the road, now a strong follower of Christ and a leader in her community, Dorcas defied all social norms by approaching her father asking to take her brothers and sisters to church. By a miracle, fully aware of the physical power he has over her, he put aside his pride and said yes. This is where I met her. 18 years old. Earthly daughter of a fierce warrior, eternal Daughter of the King.
Praying relentlessly for her father's heart to turn to the Lord and that he would not simply tolerate what Jesus was doing, but that he would take part. We sat, and we talked. We cried, and then we prayed, because it was all we had left to do. I left Dorcas and I left Africa praying for the impossible. Months later, the Lord blessed me in a way that I did not need, and I did not deserve. The Lord brought the Journey team back from Africa with good news overflowing from their spirits. We got word that Dorcas's father accepted Christ into his heart. Thank you Lord for allowing me to witness the story you are weaving in your miraculous way.
-Carson Travers, Invest Alumni