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An astonishing story is being reported in which hundreds of African school children appeared to have been demon possessed. While I have had the pleasure of traveling a modest amount in various places in the world, I have never been to Africa, but it is one of the places I want to visit before the end of my life. I am especially interested in joining a safari and exploring the big game areas. But, while I’m an inquisitive and intrepid traveler, I have a significant amount of reluctance to becoming embroiled in a situation that involves demon possession.

I have read a fair amount concerning the continent of Africa and have friends who have both lived and visited there, and I believe it is accurate to conclude there are parts of Africa where there does seems to be a heavy demonic influence.

Kampala – More than 100 students in a western Ugandan school become possessed by demonic spirits, Uganda’s state-run newspaper reported on Tuesday.

The New Vision said that authorities at Sir Tito Winyi Primary School in the western district Hoima described the “hysterical” students as suffering from a demonic attack.

“The situation is bad. About 100 pupils are totally mad. They are chasing everybody including teachers and fellow pupils, throwing stones, banging doors and windows,” the paper quoted headmaster Vincent Kitende as saying.

Kitende said that a similar incident took place at the school late last year, affecting more than 200 students that time, according to the paper.

The complete article is here.

What is to be thought of this? What of witch doctors?How is it there is such a stronghold in Africa? Do they really have the power to cast spells on children and on schools? It is frightening to think this is so, but there are so many such reports that one can only conclude the stories to be true.

Certainly the Bible substantiates the thought of demon possession. However, I am definitely of the mind that a Christian is not subject to the powers of witch doctors…for the power of Jesus Christ exceeds that of all others.

Any thoughts? Have you had any experiences or observations of demon possession or oppression?

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