Being away from home is very hard and lonesome at times. And at such moments, my thoughts turn back to my home, my family. My white-bearded grandfather is 125 years old, still healthy and strong by the power of his belief. I have the example of his life before me, the example of his undaunted faith in God. And I know his source of happiness is his strong trust in God. I will never forget when he bid me goodbye and blessed me, saying that he was happy, for I was going to seek knowledge. The happiness made his eyes shine. He was thinking it was too late for him to go, but someone so dear to him was going to do what he liked so much. He told me, “Never lose heart, and trust in God.” A new strength showed in his face when he said these words.