Dreams and visions may be unheard of in Churches in the West, yet they have formed a continual backdrop to my own ministry in Africa. Just one example. I performed the "last rites" for a Church member who was in a coma (he died shortly afterwards). Then his wife told me that God had given various members of the family, herself included, dreams and visions which had assured them of His salvation and presence. She said that this was a wonderful grace from God in a time of weakness and trial, and brought them strength and comfort. OBSERVATION: This differs markedly from the Western understanding of dreams as the representation of the unconscious. Personally I think we are impoverished by not taking dreams and visions more seriously.