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Nyamale, A human child’s gift to the church

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By James Gatdet Dak

"My dream is to assist the orphaned and street children if I get the means after finishing in school," Nyamale.

September 8, 2009 (JUBA) – Nyamale, 11, was given to the church as a human gift by John Dhil and Mary Chol when she was only a few months old. Her friends call her the daughter of God.

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Nyamale: A human child’s gift to the church (photo by James Dak - ST)

It was in 1998 that John Dhil and Mary Chol, the biological parents of Nyamale, whom they named ‘peace’, decided to give to the Church their newly born baby as a human gift to God. She is now an adolescent eleven years down the road. The baby daughter was handed to a Presbyterian Church of a Nuer congregation in Fangak County of Jonglei state, Southern Sudan.

He parents explained that they both decided to give their friend, Jesus, a human gift instead of material gift. "Our friend is Jesus to whom we owe every thing; our lives, peace in the family, and peace for the nation," John said.

"Yes, we agreed to give to Jesus this precious gift of a human child," added Mary, the mother of Nyamale.

They said she is no longer their daughter but the daughter of God, grows up in the church of God and should devote all her life to the service of God.

Traditionally dowries are always paid to a girl’s parents in form of cattle ranging from 30 to 60 heads, or money when the girl is married to a man. However, Nyamale’s biological parents said it was up to the church to decide to allow her to get married, and if she gets married, her dowries would be paid to the church as part of the church’s assets.

"We may get only one cow which is traditionally given to a friend of the girl’s father when the girl is married. In this case the father of Nyamale is Jesus and I am the Jesus’ friend. The rest of her dowries are for Jesus," John further explained.

Nyamale said she was happy about the decision taken by her parents to give her to the church.

She also added she did not have any objection to get married in the future, but her concern would be getting a man who would consider her a devoted daughter of God that would always be busy in God’s service.

"Even if I get married to a man when I grow up, we will first agree in the church and make sure that the man understands I am a daughter of God and must allow me to work for the church for my entire life," she said.

Nyamale, who struggles to follow up with her education in primary three level, as her local church hardly meets her school expenses, said her dream after finishing in school is to establish a center to assist the needy children in her County.

"My dream is to assist the orphaned and street children if I get the means after finishing in school," she said.

(ST)

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  • 8 September 2009 06:36, by Lil Jiok by laws

    Well, well,Nyamale you will live in peace and god will keep your dream work.

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    • 8 September 2009 12:59, by Joseph Dut Gak

      Ohay ! Great things Little girl re U blessed , that the God who made us and U will be happy in life time , we prays for u.

      Dut

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    • 9 September 2009 01:47, by Peter Aarai

      God bless her, one questions, since this little young girl were given to Church, if she got married with 150 cows, where her parents claim those cows from church since she had been give to God as a gift? anyway it great gifts to God in terms of money.

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    • 9 September 2009 08:53, by julius mowanga

      A HUMANBEING’S LIFE TO BE RUINED OR SACRIFICED FOR WHAT GODLY PURPOSE,eh???IT’S HYPOCRACY AND SLAVERY TOO.GOD IS GRAT,AND HE IS NOT IN NEED FOR SUCH ACT,HE CAN CREAT FOR HIMSELF MILLIONS OF HER KIND,EXALTED BE IN THE HIGHEST.BY ALL ITS MEANINGS,THIS ISN’T A GIFT,IT’S A KIND OF DISTRUSTING GOD OF PROVIDING THE FAMILY WITH ENOUGH PROVISSION.SINCE THE SLAVERY ABOLISHED,IS THAT APROPRIATE TO YOUR OWN CHILDREN’ FUTURE???GIVING THEM AWAY,TO SATISFY YOUR MENTAL INSECURITY?????!!!TOMOROW WILL HEAR ABOUT ANOTHER CHILD GIVEN AWAY TO THE KUNJOR TOO.!!

      GOG IS INNOCENT OF ALL YOUR HYPOCRACY,YOU PEOPLE OF SMALL FAITH ....

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  • 8 September 2009 06:36, by Dinka Boy

    What are they talking about?
    Nyamal from Nuer tribes seems very beautiful and innocent girl. These parents are not giving this young girlas agift to church, but disgrace her.
    I never heard this in my live that a human being is given as gift. God reward for the deed and the works that someone did. Obeying ten commendements, do the will of God.
    John and Mary did something wrong by disgracing a child.
    Absolutely wrong, maybe they are beging the church.
    See how primitives did things.

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    • 8 September 2009 07:13, by Michael Madit Magot

      Dear Nyamale,

      Thanks for giving yourself to God’s services as your parent wish you to be.
      Jesus christ is our saviour and has to be worshiped in many forms including human gifts.
      Be devoted to God’s work and follow your education throughly.
      Stay away from the worldly things until you fulfil God’s services during your adulthood.
      Incase of marriage, when you grow up you must first complete your studies which will reinforce your dignity as a child of God.
      This world is a world of educators and you have to work hard to get a degree before you get marriaged.
      It is my wish that the church put your education as the first priority .

      Stay Blessed.

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      • 8 September 2009 08:41, by Sunlight

        God will never abandon Nyamale’s parents for this wonderful deed. For me, it’s a rare pleasant news in this harsh time our people are passing thrugh.

        In the Bible, Abraham was about to sacrifice his only beloved son for almighty God. Nyamale case is a bit similar. May God protect and help her parents to live to the days when Nyamale is able to achieve her dream as a better citizen of this land and a real daughter of God.

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    • 8 September 2009 09:07, by Lotoroboy

      Dinka Boy,

      i know your problem,

      1- you(Dinka) don’t now God, that why you keep on killing your self in Junglese.

      2-Giving a child as a gift specially a girl to the church, is what you Dinka hate, because it is like giving 1000’s of cattles away.

      3-you(dinka) need to repent and dedicate your life Jesus as Nuer communities do specially the parents of Nyamal. by doing that i think it will bring change in you home town Jungle and there will be no more dying there.

      Lotoroboy

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    • 8 September 2009 09:22, by Kim Deng

      Dinka Boy likes,

      Who was Prophet Sammuel? How did he become a Prophet? Who were his perents and whom did they give him to as a gift?
      Therefore, I urge you to read more about the Book of Samuel, then from there you will know how shollaw your knowledge is about the gifts of God.

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      • 8 September 2009 10:00, by TRUEMAN

        Kim Deng/Dog,

        Stop farting. Close your ass.
        What do you know about Bible and you are a murderer.

        Please shut up!

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        • 9 September 2009 01:00, by Kim Deng

          FalseMan,

          Who was King Divid what have done to the enemy of his folks? Don’t tell David was not a man of God, otherwise you have no different with your cousin Mr. JangBoy.

          Isaac was about to be slaughtered by his own father as an offering to the God the creator. You ought to read more Books so that you can know what was/is going on from some part of the world.

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  • 8 September 2009 07:23, by Oduck Bol

    These are primitive family. Why you give some one who dose not know anything about the world and policy of Church. They would have gave themselves to the Church rather than giving innoncet girl who does not know about the Church or God. Have those who are parents heard one day that those who started the Church gave their children or their family to the Church? This is not good ideas from her parents. Event you are the one who brought her on the world you should not compare her with the cows you own. She should have her choice instead of giving her to the church like you do to your cows as gift. You are not believers just stupid. Give yourselves to God if you love God instead of someone else.

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    • 8 September 2009 07:39, by Dinka Boy

      Oduck Bol thanks,
      i think this is the first time that encountered you telling the truth.
      Please the parents of this girls are really primitives, they should give cow, goats any thing nonhuman to the Church ,instead; of human being.
      They should the church to sponsored her instead of saying she is the gift to God.
      They are stupid.
      This should be compared to the woeshipping of Ngungdeng rod in Southern Sudan.
      May be that how they does things. Thanks God, i am not from that tribes.

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      • 8 September 2009 07:52, by abel sabit

        Dinka boy or Dinka girl what is wrong with your brain mate? They family of this girl are stamrt then you and the also know what they are doin. The give this girl to people of god because the girl wanted to study that why they make up their mine so that the girl can get a better edication. You know what iam saying now? And i think you are from dinka don’t use the name of God to abuse people okay.

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      • 8 September 2009 18:35, by Sunlight

        Brother Dinka boy,

        I just want to remind you that some months ago, there was someone on this website who called himself "Jesus", but used to write terrible things against God and his beloved son Jesus Christ. Many people started to advise him not to disgrace our Lord’s name but he kept on.

        I remember somebody suggested to leave this guy alone because in few days time, he’ll either be knocked out by a car, or he’ll never wake up from his bed. Indeed since that time, we have never seen that fake "Jesus" again. May be he is now lying in his tomb waiting for the devil’s public transport to take him to hell.

        I’m telling you this because you are still a young boy and South Sudan is in need of your likes. So beware and please don’t stand on the ways of God. Remain blessed.

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        • 9 September 2009 05:02, by abel sabit

          Dinka boy as Dinka girl today you believe in God you are the one who is waiting for the devil transport to take you to hell’s we are sick of you in this website mate.i wish the car can knock your ass down today or whenever you walk around.

          My advise as the person who believe in God don’t you the name of God to abuse your brothers in this website this website is for the public people who are around the world and is not for individual people like you. Let’s me tell you something don’t act like that in the public website. Whatever you doing under your computer God is behind you but you can’t see him.

          Ms Dinka girl stay away from this website because this website was created for the future of our country not for the bullshit words that you wrote to abuse your brother. i wish you to die so that we can be free in this website Ms Dinka...God bless suothern sudan. thanks

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          • 9 September 2009 13:19, by Mzee

            Dear Abel,

            if you do read bible, there is aquote in the Bible which said "He who say he love God and hate his brother is aliar". A true believer can not curse or suppot lies, you are not a man of God but dinkaboy. Actually dinkaboy is right, because she was a God Gift to her parents and i don’t thinks there is anyone of you guys who had been given a Gift and give it back in return as a gift, it doesn’t make sense. keep up Dinkaboy, you are right mate the trusth can not be overwhelm by lies. God bless you.

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  • 8 September 2009 07:51, by youngdinka

    Wow .real funny to see Nuer people do that. i couldnt believe and i still dont believe it.

    First time i heard there is Daughter of god.

    I dont’ know what is going on in the Nuer people or both Girl parents gave young and innocent girl away.

    She could be still works for God or church service just like many of us does it.

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    • 8 September 2009 08:17, by Peter Nhiany

      I’m very thankful to the family of John Dhil and Mary Chol for their great gift to God. It is such a blessing to these couple and to the community Nyamale will serve. I do not have a word to express my gratitude to this family.

      I do not understand why people are calling them primitve family. It is insane to dump good things people have done. I would say shut up to those who are bashing them for their human gift to God. More blessing will come to you John and Mary.

      Peter Nhiany.

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  • 8 September 2009 10:56, by Mr Network

    hahahahahaha!

    Look! this premitive idealogical of Dinka tribe where Dhil and Mary thinks wisely can serve their Dinka nation by giving offering God their daughter which is pases by during 350BC and jungles and brutuals dinka are still trying to exercise now a day’s,

    Now, if that is your willing why your tribemen are killing each other ??and what you can benefit from it otherwise you are creating more trouble on

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    • 8 September 2009 13:39, by John Boy

      Please mr. Dinka Boy do not spoil the Dinka community I myself I move every where in all Dinka Land I know they are belive in God for your little knowledge please get time to read the story of Jacob about his son Isaac my advice to you do not Make yourself to be enemy of God every body have his own idea God has give to individual.

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    • 8 September 2009 14:17, by abel sabit

      Ms Network you are such a fool mate’ i hope you are still behind of southern sudan because this time is not a time for a illiterete people like you Ms Network. Can you people get a bit changes please and stop saying that this guy is from there and this guy is from here. We need to leave the old school system and get change to be one brothers and sisters. To is kind of people like Ms network i hope we might rot them in jail for couple of months. anyway thanks

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      • 8 September 2009 15:04, by Abuk D- Nhial

        Dinka boys, I wish you minimise your arguements over this case for the sake of Dinka.

        Sure, I thank the father of Nyamelel for honouring God and I will do it if I produce a child in future because I fear of only God for what I know.
        I am personally dinka but I ask you to refrain from that.

        Thank you to know.

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        • 8 September 2009 17:47, by abushama

          God wants us to opened our hearts to Him!

          Let us thank the parents of Nyamale for offering their child to God though it is Nyamale who is supose to offer herself since it is what has been experssed by St. Paul in one of his letters that: offer your very selves a living sacrifice, a dedication fit and acceptable to God.

          Nyamale is responsible for her heart of which she is free to open to her God or not.

          It is really good for the parents to offer their child to God ,but we incaurage our people to offer themselves to their God and not to offer their childern.

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        • 9 September 2009 03:29, by Dinka Boy

          Please Abuk understand my logic behind,
          I mean Nyamal should be allow by their parents to performs the services of God. I definely agree, but this journalist misinterprete the meaning.
          The girl should be put in responsibility of the Church not as the gift.
          Please define word" Gift" to me very quick and after that just expose your argument.
          I never heard that from any community, perhaps your mam and dad did that to God.
          We always give Cow, goats, sheep, retuals and many non- human as the gift to God.
          Understand that the parents of the girl went to persuade the church so that their girl should go to school for studies.
          If you are from that primtive tribes, then give your child as agift.
          Stay away from Me, i am abeliever who believed in Almighty God, don,t thing i am not.
          I am not argued for the sake of argument my friend.

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          • 9 September 2009 18:12, by Abuk D- Nhial

            Dinka boy or MGCL.

            There ’s a dare to read this statement below careful if you have any little sense of humanity.

            There is a saying goes that " let sleeping dog lie’ Meaning not to invite any trouble !

            Being Dinka does not mean our supremacy but we should take the law of righteous as a supreme mediation to guide and determine our Liberation movement.

            I reguesting you if you might kindly stop our tribe name from exposing it to this website because of the following reasons:

            1- Your English is too weak and extra illegible to represent our great knowledgeable peaceful tribe.

            2- You use to argue with out reasoning, better to reasoning before you argue.

            3- Your abusive statements are so childish and out of order that a mature educated or responsible person can’t attribute such a words e.g, ’sexual,Anus,fussy,vagina,fuck,etc etc, could not be operated by any wise person whom responsibility is expected in future.

            4- You insult every body regardless of how important he is or how significant his sentence is or how innocent rest of them they are. Too much segregation may neglect our government,because a government stands for many people and that is why we deny little population Census.

            5- You never know any little different between word’ advise,insult,criticism,challenge,supporter and abuse.
            If you were knowing any one of the above, you could know that I was advising you When I told you to refrain from insulting Nyamalel ’s parents for the rare thing they did, because you are my college of one category but you embarrassed me by saying ’leave me alone’ with lot of shameless reply.

            6-As an old fashioned viewer of Sudan tribune website since the beginning, I have analyzed to know you !. Your question might be How ?, The answer is ,through your annoyance nonsensical meaningless speech.

            Your question is, whom do you think I am?

            Answer is, your name begins with letter ’M’ and end with ’G’. Your father’s name contain ’C’ and ’L’. etc.

            Your contribution of many logic names through this web is clearly known by me but I am not against you for your little right of defending Dinka yet I wish you to eliminate above five listed examples.

            I don’t want to declare your real name to this political web of hungry terrorist !

            I didn’t extend any thing but I would rather do if you want.

            Thanks.

            The writer knows how to kill and how to live but not either.

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            • 11 September 2009 06:35, by Dinka Boy

              Dear Abuk, please remove piece of wood in your eyes,before you judge my writing.
              my friend, you have a lot of errors in you writing, that is why i said remove a piece of wood before you judge my commends.
              Who are you to judge me on how i write, and if you are not stupid lady the name Dinka are not yours,you have no right to stop me from using them dear.
              The name Dinka boy are my really names ,so set your self aside.

              Abuk, i think you have insert proverb in its wrong place.
              That is not what its means.
              Please go and waste your time in other networks such as facebook looking for engagement;otherwise, you will missed your chance, politics is not your appropriate sector.
              Anyway, your image is clear because lie to me that i mentions some bad words like Fussy.
              Women like you are like that, and tey like those kind of words.
              On behave Nyamal, good luck to her doing services of God, not as agift.

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              • 12 September 2009 21:52, by Bureaucracy

                Abuk,
                I witness you of encourageous talks in this sides.

                I can believe your comment is taken by GOSS as meaningful including American and neighbours like me are benefiting .

                Lastly, never reply every thing because, a fool who is fool think that he is not fool ! leave alone the dying up fool like Dinka boy who is mad with dozen errors on the same sentence yet he thinks he is wise !

                I accept your meaningful words but I sometimes oppose your decision yet keep up.

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  • 8 September 2009 16:17, by Johnny

    NUER PEOPLE ARE JUST FUNNY, THEY WERE PRAYING FOR GOD TO HELP THEM FIGHT THEIR ENEMIES, NOT BECAUSE THE THE FAMILY HAVE GOOD FAITH IN GOD.

    I REMEMBERED THE TIME THEY (NUER) TOLD "IF YOU DIE, YOU WILL WALK ALIVE AGAIN", THEY ARE PROBE IN A EVERY THE TAKES, GUYS THE HELL WILL FULL OF YOU. WARNING,"NO RETURN" AS YOU MIGHT HAVE EXPERIENCE FROM GRAND, GRAND AND DAD, MUM.

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    • 8 September 2009 16:32, by Atungdiak

      Wow!

      Great gift
      The church must act parental and make sure Nyamal finds everything she needs for her school

      May he parents be blessed!!!

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      • 8 September 2009 18:28, by Dinka Aliap Chawul

        DEAR READERS,

        We wants to see they varieties here btn the Nuer community & Nyamale`parents,because Nuer(Person) is a community where-by Mary & John are Nyamale`s parents,so let not put blames on the entire Nuer as a society incase if that hasn`t gone well with U.

        I urges all of u to be more cautious when talking about family/communal affairs becaus we`re all Junubiin.I think,we all know that Some Southerners amongst us me excluded have devoted most of their time to God and Mr/s John & Mary are ones of those.Thnkz

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        • 9 September 2009 06:06, by john matim arec

          Iam wonder why some people make unnecessary comments toward against their brothers. Can you guys normalise yourselves not acts aggressively to your mate. You are not much concern about the person who give gifts to the god. Do you remember when Abraham sacrfice his only son Isaac to the lord do we know why Abraham sacrfice his son to the lord? The reason why Abraham sacrfice his son Isaac to the lord .Lord told to Abraham if you sacrfice your only belove son to the lord you will be produce more children.

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          • 9 September 2009 18:16, by Abuk D- Nhial

            Dinka boy or MGCL.

            There ’s a dare to read this statement below careful if you have any little sense of humanity.

            There is a saying goes that " let sleeping dog lie’ Meaning not to invite any trouble !

            Being Dinka does not mean our supremacy but we should take the law of righteous as a supreme mediation to guide and determine our Liberation movement.

            I re guesting you if you might kindly stop our tribe name from exposing it to this website because of the following reasons:

            1- Your English is too weak and extra illegible to represent our great knowledgeable peaceful tribe.

            2- You use to argue with out reasoning, better to reasoning before you argue.

            3- Your abusive statements are so childish and out of order that a mature educated or responsible person can’t attribute such a words e.g, ’sexual,Anus,fussy,vagina,fuck,etc etc, could not be operated by any wise person whom responsibility is expected in future.

            4- You insult every body regardless of how important he is or how significant his sentence is or how innocent rest of them they are. Too much segregation may neglect our government,because a government stands for many people and that is why we deny little population Census.

            5- You never know any little different between word’ advise,insult,criticism,challenge,supporter and abuse. If you were knowing any one of the above, you could know that I was advising you When I told you to refrain from insulting Nyamalel ’s parents for the rare thing they did, because you are my college of one category but you embarrassed me by saying ’leave me alone’ with lot of shameless reply.

            6-As an old fashioned viewer of Sudan tribune website since the beginning, I have analyzed to know you !. Your question might be How ?, The answer is ,through your annoyance nonsensical meaningless speech.

            Your question is, whom do you think I am?

            Answer is, your name begins with letter ’M’ and end with ’G’. Your father’s name contain ’C’ and ’L’. etc.

            Your contribution of many logic names through this web is clearly known by me but I am not against you for your little right of defending Dinka yet I wish you to eliminate above five listed examples.

            I don’t want to declare your real name to this political web of hungry terrorist !

            I didn’t extend any thing but I would rather do if you want.

            Thanks.

            The writer knows how to kill and how to live but not either.

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