Author's note: 'This book is based upon my interpretation of and reflections upon true stories told to me about my family as I was growing up and was obviously never intended to be a strictly accurate or 'actual' account of facts.'
Dedication: I dedicate this book to my mother without whose quiet example of faith, the reality of Jesus Christ and my grandmother's sacrifice would never have been known to me.
Epigraph: 'Unto what is the kingdom of God like? Is it like a grain of mustard seed which a man took and cast into his garden; and it grew and waxed a great tree.' - Luke 13 verses 18, 19.
Epigraph: 'And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamore tree Be thou plucked up by the root and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.' - Luke 17 verse 6.