In this Flashback Wednesday episode from November 2022 one of our favorites. Does Voodoo really exist? What happens when you confront a Haitian Voodoo High Priest? When you think of Voodoo does it invoke images of animal sacrifices, magical dolls, and chanted spells? How does Voodoo serve as a form of health care system? Can you see the devil in the flames? We’re going to answer these questions and more when we have a conversation with a woman who experienced the supernatural and Voodoo up close and personal. I’m your host Michal Herst Welcome to One More Thing Before You Go.
According to “The Conversation” an Academic Journal, “Voodoo – as practiced in Haiti and by the black diaspora in the United States, South America, and Africa, is a religion based on ancestral spirits and patron saints. Known as “Vodou” in Haiti, the religion has also served as a form of resistance against the French colonial empire. A religion born out of struggle, Haitian Vodou was born from the blending of Catholicism, Western and Central African spirituality” (https://theconversation.com/what-is-haitian-voodoo-119621).
My Guest in this episode is Linda Gunter, as a real estate investor in the city of Atlanta, Georgia, Linda Gunter and her husband were faced with homelessness, drugs and prostitution daily. They opened a shelter which addressed these issues that eventually closed but allowed them to re-imagine those efforts into: Love Him Love Them which became their new ministry in northeast Georgia included an after-school program, jail ministry, providing for foster children, hosting community activities. In 2004, a tragic event occurred that left 5 children who just happened to be Haitian without a mom and dad. On the 17th day of the 7th month of the year 2007, Linda’s family grew from the size of 2 to 7 with children ranging in ages from 7 to 17. Because of their new Haitian children, the Gunter’s were soon to have an encounter in Haiti that would change their lives and their ministry forever. Welcome to the show. Find out more and how to get in touch with Linda visit https://beforeyougopodcast.com