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Tales from Taiwan #18

  Dear Sisters, The other day I was playing with some of my kids when this conversation came up: “Are there ghosts there?” His eyes wide, it is obvious this little guy believes it to be so. I take the topic of ghosts very seriously.   Many of the kids I work with have told me that they have seen ghosts before.   In this culture saturated with darkness and fear, I can believe that they do see evil spirits, which they would call “ghosts”.   Maybe before becoming involved in world missions, I might’ve scoffed if a child told me they saw a ghost.   Now, I believe them.   Evil is real and the spiritual battle is real. I kneel down to get to eye level with this little boy.   “If we are ever afraid, all we have to do is pray for Jesus to protect us.”   I’m about to go on but another of the boys, Jack Jack, speaks up before I can continue.   I bite my tongue in surprise. “Don’t worry.   These English teachers don’