My siblings and I were raised in Hong Kong as missionary kids. We grew up in a home where cross cultural missions were part of our daily life. I graduated from high school in 1974 and returned to the States to go to college. A few short years later, I bought a copy of "The Peace Child" and read it in one sitting. Then when "Lords of the Earth" came out, I immediately bought a copy. A few years later when "Eternity in Their Hearts" came out I added it to my personal library. Don visited southern California once during the 80's and I went to see him speak at one of the churches in Riverside but I don't remember the name of the church. Afterwards, I introduced myself and thanked him for his work. I am grateful for Don's influence on my thinking and understanding about missions. I am passing his legacy on to my children as we are currently reading "The Peace Child" as part of our homeschooling. I thank God for his and Carol's lives and I look forward to them introducing me to their Sawi brothers and sisters in heaven some day!