Her family pastor, Craig Thompson, of Malvern Hill Baptist Church in Camden, S.C., called the woman's rescue after six days "an absolute miracle.
Speaking for the Ham family, Thompson
said the young woman "told investigators that she
had gone into the woods to pray, got lost, and couldn't find her
said the family "wants to extend their sincere thanks to the National Park Service
, the North Carolina State Parks system, and the Kershaw County Sheriff's Department
for the way this turned out."