Author(s): Jemimah Wright
When Marcia dos Santos came to faith as a teenage girl, she heard a clear call to commit her life to serving indigenous peoples. The call also came to Marcia's future husband, Edson Suzuki, who likewise realized the importance of helping Indians with health care in order to combat the Amazonian tribal practices of infanticide and suicide.
What began as a simple walk of obedience has led to years of ministry and international and governmental efforts creating new laws protecting at-risk indigenous children. The Suzuki's powerful story, as told to Jemimah Wright, is a picture of God's redemptive hand that offers compassion and healing to the outcast and rejected.