Love and commitment never change, and neither does the power of prayer. This book offers inspiration to those who need encouragement in their current circumstances.
“I have no other answer to the fantastic life that followed my navy career except my mother’s constant prayer. A petition does not have to be a pious exercise seeking favors from God. It can be an honest conversation looking for favorable action from God.”
D. Ralph Young was born in Kentucky in the mid-1920s and grew up on a farm in central Kentucky. He spent his years there before entering World War II and served in the Pacific Theater as a Gunner’s Mate on the USS J. Franklin Bell.
Ralph has been a friend of our family for almost fifty years. I first met him when I was an engineer for the Yanhee Electricity Authority (YEA, which later became EGAT, the Electric Generating Authority of Thailand), which was responsible for operating a large hydro electric dam located about five hundred kilometers north of Bangkok. Ralph was the project engi-neer responsible for the lines and station that brought power from the dam to Bangkok with several intermediate substations along the way. My first impression was that of a handsome, tall American full of confidence. But I wondered how he would last in the harsh environment where he had to work. I found out very soon that he enjoyed our culture, our people, and especially our spicy Thai food.