Like the rest of us, missionaries must face the loss of a loved one.

On Thanksgiving Day, Steven and Candace Day received the news his grandmother had passed away. They were faced with the decision to attempt to change their tickets and head home, or stay until their scheduled departure date on December 19th.

Candice was in the middle of a normal school day when Steven called her and their hearts yearned to be in South Carolina with the family. Steven’s family graciously offered to cover the ticket change fee, Delta waived some fees, and Candice’s school gave her extra time off … the next morning they were on the plane to the States!

Upon arriving at the funeral, they discovered that in lieu of flowers, memorials were to be given to Heart for Honduras. Steven’s grandmother was a godly 91-year-old woman who was proud of what Steven and Candace had stepped out in faith to do on the mission field. And here at her death, she was still supporting them after leaving this earth.

Steven courageously spoke at her graveside with strength and with words of wisdom. Although they missed Honduras, they were grateful for the time they had with their family.

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