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Characters Heather Barlow rounded is an 18-year old who had just graduated from high school instead of going straight to college she sacrificed her first semester to college to help the less fortunate people of Uganda She wanted to make a difference in the world Ian McCollum stereo type character was a medical studentseminarian on an evangelicalmedical mission to Uganda He was a good friend to Heather and eventually the man she fell in love with who lost his life in a plane crash while trying to unite two orphans a sick baby and her mute sister Setting The setting of the book is on an old cruise ship converted in a mission ship equipped with hospital beds operating room and medicines Major event of the book also took place in on the Kenyan Coast various cities in Uganda and Sudan Summary Heather parents were doctors Throughout her whole life they told her about their experiences in the Peace Corp Heather turned eighteen and right after graduation she decided that it was her turn to do something to make a difference in the world She heard about a ship called the Mercy ship It traveled to East Africa and helped people in the country of Uganda and Heather made the decision that she would be on that ship She did not mind missing the first semester of college and leaving everything back in Florida She flew to London and there she boarded the Mercy Ship The group who were aboard the Mercy Ship to Africa with her had a different reason for going to aid those is need While she was on her trip to Africa she met a Scottish young man named Ian McCollum to whom this mission was not new He had already been on these types of trips and loved Uganda She had no idea what was lying ahead of her It took two months to get to Uganda and in
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