The immigrant's spiritual journey home

SHE WASN'T the typical immigrant, but her plight resonates with anyone who has walked the hard road of living in a new country and learning a new language.

I received a call one day telling me about a Spanish-speaking woman who was living in difficult circumstances near our community. This woman from Peru had married an American whom she'd met only a few days before the wedding. She spoke no English and he no Spanish. He'd written her letters (translated by an agency) saying he had a good job, financial security, and lived in the state capital—all more wishful than truthful statements.

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