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The family of a 14-year-old girl fear she may be part of a satanic cult after finding evil drawings and poems in her school books.
And a local priest warns the girl is on the brink of being lost to the devil if she hasn’t already sold her soul to Satan.
The teen’s concerned 57-year-old foster mother made the disturbing discovery when she checked her daughter’s school books after she went missing from their Steenberg home.
The teen, whose biological family live in Bishop Lavis, has been in the care of the Steenberg family since last year.
“I took her in because I wanted to give her a better life,” says the mom. “She’s a very quiet, withdrawn child and she doesn’t have many friends.”
In spite of this, the family never suspected the child could be living a double life.
“I saw her book lying on the bed and when I opened it, this is what I found,” the mom says pointing to the twisted images and notes.
Some are even written backwards, a trait of satanic messages.
One poem reads: “Lucifer was here and now he is gone. Maybe we should try and just carry on. The devil is cool, he is fly. The beast is the apple of his eye. Satan is our king and he wears the crown. And he ain’t letting us walk with a frown… ”
“… baptised by our Lord with his dragons’ waters. We stand together as one with our father… ”
Another drawing shows Christ nailed to a cross with the words “he lied, he cried, he died”.
There is also a drawing in red pen of a horned beast above the words: “Death is the only way when you feel like me.”
Daily Voice took the books to holy man Father Mike Williams.
“She feels very rejected and it’s normal for young people to try and find their identity,” he says, paging through the books.
“Even though one can see she’s already delved deep into this whole thing, this doesn’t mean that she’s possessed.
“We must see if she has given her soul to the devil or took part in a black mass.”
The mom says her foster daughter will be home on Friday when she hopes to take her for counselling and have a meeting with a spiritual leader.
“I’m afraid she might have suicidal thoughts because of this,” she says. “Parents need to be aware that these things are happening to their children.”
* This article was published on p8 of the Daily Voice