Today on our journey to the countryside with the students from CBI for village evangelism, we encountered something I hadn’t noticed before in other parts of the country. In this region, many people have scarecrows in front of their houses just like the ones we used to put in the farm fields to keep the birds away. Although I missed getting a photo of it, I even saw one that used a motorcycle helmet with a dark face-shield as a head. I asked the purpose and was told these scarecrows are placed there to ward-off evil spirits, bad luck, and disease. There is strong belief in a spiritual world here and the people constantly live in fear of malicious spirits and powers. I am so comforted to know I bring the gospel of peace. Please join us in prayer that many who live in fear will come to know the peace that passes all understanding.