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Chapter 18 reveals Maya's experience with a religious tent revival. Maya is at the Store, listening to the farmer's talk of their exhausting days, and she is shocked to hear almost all of them trading their rest for a night of religion at the local tent revival. Maya notes the teenagers like the meeting as they use them for courting while the adults see them as a straight connection to God. To small children like Maya, however, the practice was confusing, as she and the others questioned whether Jesus would attend such a transitory setting. All religions were represented at the revivals, as it was open to everyone. After much prayer and singing, Maya is amazed at how quickly the audience is awakened with spirit by the minister preaching. The preacher asks one minister from each attending church to come forward, and all of them openly accept...

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