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Just One Candle

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Just One Candle

Thanksgiving Day 2009 didn’t find me where it usually does, sitting around a table with family or friends, enjoying turkey, dressing and football. No. This year, it was different.

This year, I was privileged to travel back to Honduras to witness something I had been waiting for for a long time. The first high school graduates from the Path of Hope program. I was going to see something that hadn’t been seen in this rural, poverty-stricken community… ever!

But Thanksgiving morning found me hiking over 4 miles into countryside, up steep hills, over rocky ground, to visit the house of one of our graduates. It struck me as I was hiking, that this is the walk she has been making every day, both ways, just to catch a bus to drive her into the city.

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