Don’t Quit

When things go wrong as they sometimes will;

When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill;

When the funds are low and the debts are high;

And you want to smile, but you have to sigh;

When care is pressing you down a bit;

Rest if you must, but don’t you quit;

Life is queer with its twists and turns;

As every one of us sometimes learns;

And many a failure comes about;

When he might have won had he stuck it out;

Don’t give up though the pace seems slow —

You may succeed with another blow;

Success is failure turned inside out —

The silver tint of the clouds of doubt;

And you never can tell how close you are;

It may be near when it seems so far;

So stick to the fight when you’re

hardest hit — It’s when things seem

worst that you must not quit.

~ Edgar A. Guest

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After serving for 6 years at the top of Alaska in Point Lay, the Bernick Family moved 90 miles further northeast to Wainwright. They are full-time working missionaries. Chad works as a pastor to the village through the Baptist church and responds with the local EMS/fire fighter crew. His wife, Sarah, daily home schools their six children and hosts a sewing class twice a week. They have been in arctic Alaska since 2008.

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