Regardless of our faith or background, most of us work hard, very hard, at avoiding pain and suffering. Yet for all of our effort, it is only a matter of when we will be confronted with suffering, not if. And when it strikes, we very likely will experience a flood of emotions, including fear, confusion, anger, and depression. We will also work to endure, seeking a path toward hope. During such times, we are looking for someone or something to give us some hope. It is our desire that these stories provide you with endurance for another day, and with a hope that can carry you beyond your present circumstances.