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In the Shadows of the Mission

The Shadow of the Mission is the story of an American girl's memories growing up on a foreign mission field in Honduras' remote villages. A girl dealing with the average coming of age challenges but is trying to find the courage to believe in God and her parents' decision to take the Bible verse from Luke 14:33, literally. "So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple."It would be years before seeing that the conflicts between Honduras and the US-backed Contras in Nicaragua may have entangled her family more than she knew.Learning to accept that her family is forever geographically scattered between Central and North America. A daughter's fight to acknowledge all the wonderful things that her parents had done for others, despite their humannness."Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement." - Golda Meir.

--M. N. Smith

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