We see “wish trees” like this all over the city. These trees are identified as possessing special religious or spiritual value and people tie ribbons, cloth, bits of plastic bags and other odds and ends to the tree. These are symbols of their wishes and dreams, and people are convinced that the “power” is in the symbol instead of the “hearer” of the prayer.
We continue to work hard to learn the local language so that we can share with the people of this city the good news that there is One who hears the prayers of His people.
Psalm 66:19: “…God has surely listened and has heard my prayer.”