A Leap of Faith: True Stories for Young and Old by Peter James Dyck

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We supported their choice. They knew their churches and ministers much better than we did. The Work Begins We began at once. It was a big job, much bigger than some of us had expected. First we had to get permission to translate the commentary from English into Russian. The Barclay people said we could use the commentary but asked for $10,000 just for allowing us to translate it. That seemed an awful lot of money, but we had no choice. We paid. Then we had to find a good translator. It would have to be a person who could read English but whose native language was Russian.

Helpers included men, women, and yes, the many boys and girls who prayed and gave money. Without the money from the children and churches, without our Baptist helpers and Russian friends, and without countless prayers, this big project would never have been completed. Without God it would have come to nothing! A Christmas Present We didn't know how long the commentaries would be on the way. From ship to train to truck could be a long time. Crossing the Russian border might cause the most serious delay.

People used to think it was transmitted from parents to children, but that's not true. "They also used to think another person could get the disease just by coming too close to a leprosy patient. That's why, long ago, they made the law that people with leprosy had to stay far away from other people. ' But you don't get the disease that way either. " Pedro and Maria followed Dr. Schmidt outside. " he asked, pointing to seven or eight long rows of trees reaching into the sky. "We planted those trees long ago, when we started this hospital.

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