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'I value your life'
One Friday Evening Last Year, I was driving home to St. Louis with a college friend. As we were crossing a bridge over the Mississippi River, from Illinois to Missouri, I noticed a human figure on foot on the right-hand side of the road. Immediately, I started wondering why someone would be crossing the bridge at midnight. There wasn't really much to do on the other side of the bridge—the only establishment was a gas station, was most likely closed.
Before too long, I began to realize there was probably only one reason someone would be on the bridge, and that was to jump off.
All my life, I had been raised by my parents to look to God in times of need for direction and guidance. At that moment I felt the unmistakable, tangible presence of God, which to me was a sign I couldn't ignore.
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About the author
Ben and his wife have just begun their two-year service in Panama as Peace Corps volunteers.
When love comes full circle
with contributions from Huuegret Fischer, Wycliffe Adams Odhiambo, Lois Pratt, Paula Zima, Doris Shaffer
ITEMS of INTEREST
with contributions from Nicholas K. Geranios, Leila Fadel
My neighbors—sons and daughters of God
By Lyle Young
'I value your life'
By Ben Clark
DETOUR for prayer
By Mark Swinney
Good neighbors in a crisis time
By Janis Hunt Johnson
From Saigon to Boston
By Marilyn Jones, Senior Writer
SIX MONTHS LATER ...
George Washington Glover
The parable of the good Samaritan
A LETTER TO NICK'S DAD
with contributions from Michael S. Berg
Golf legend Bobby Jones
By Kim Shippey
A Church for the whole world
By Olaf Dietz
Images that rend, and those that mend
By Channing Walker
Prayer quickly heals injuries from a fall
Created for God's good pleasure
Loubert Milani, Jr.
Swelling of hand healed through prayer