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Last week at the Soup Supper we heard a story from Rudy Kuyten about his missionary work in Japan. Rudy told about a woman who was sold by her parents when she was a young lady to be a geisha, which is basically a prostitute in Japan. She went through life being beaten and abused by men. She was cheated by a fellow geisha she lived with, and by the time Rudy met her she was hunched over with large bulge on her back under her kimono. Rudy asked her why she had this thing on her back which caused her to be hunched over. He thought it might be some medical reason, but as it turned out she had a collection of all the names of all the people who had wronged her throughout her life which she literally carried on her back causing her to be hunched over. Rudy tried to convince her it was unhealthy to be carrying all that weight around on her back, it would cause a stroke, she needed to let it go, but she wouldn’t. Sure enough she did have a stroke. Paralyzed her on one side and affected her speech.

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