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The Journey Gift

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The story is told missionary who was getting ready to go home after long years of missionary service. As a people gathered on that last day to give their farewells to this beloved women who had served so faithfully, they brought gifts to express their gratitude. One man presented her with a shell whose appearance was entirely unremarkable. The missionary, however, recognized it as a shell that could only be found in an area several weeks journey from the settlement. When She commented to the man about this, his reply was that the journey was part of the gift.

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