By Sandy Mayle
longs to travel eastward and cross over into the "promised land."There life is better.There he
will have a more secure future.There he
will have a future.He
works hard to scrape together enough money for his
entrance into the Dominican Republic.He
knows that it will be a journey into the contempt and discrimination of his
Dominican neighbors, with this reward: they will gladly give him the lowly, backbreaking job of cutting the sugar cane.Work will mean food.He
will eat every day.
The Long Way HomeOne day he
will set out for his
...Sandy Mayle is a freelance writer living in Erie, Pa., with her husband, Dave, and sons.The Mayles are members of First Alliance Church in Erie, where Sandy serves in music and prayer ministries.