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Our church was blessed with a special visitor on Sunday from Thailand. She is the mother of a regular vistor, and attends a Christian church in Thailand.

She was most intrigued and very impressed with the tool that the acolytes use to light and extinguish the candles. We asked her if she wished to light the candles in our service and she was thrilled. Christopher(my 23 year old special needs son) walked beside her and helped up and down the steps. He also assisted her on the "finer" points of being an acolyte. I was very proud to see how gentle and discreet he was.

We asked her if she wanted a picture to take home so I was happy to oblige!
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Oct 24 2006 01:26 GMT Dolcevita
Such a wonderful picture and description, thanks for sharing with us!
Certainly a great memory for your Thai visitor
Oct 24 2006 01:33 GMT ButterflyShutterfly
Brings back very happy memories for me :)) I was an acolyte for our church when I was a kid ... the pastor was my step-dad and I loved him lots!!
Oct 24 2006 01:48 GMT Poulet PRO
Good morning Bill !!
Great shot !! Thanks for posting this. :))
As I'd told you Bill.........I was so pround of Christopher too and it's great to see people gave hounoured to each others.
Thanks for sharing this shot for us all. :)))
Oct 24 2006 03:34 GMT mavik
It must be a very touching occassion for the 3 of you: the guest who lighted the candle, your son, Christopher, for assisting her, and you, the proud father, looking at how gentle your son is!
Oct 24 2006 03:58 GMT elbeaver
yes, PhotoPro is always complete on the story! thnx
Oct 24 2006 06:50 GMT Rissan
great picture, nice story.
Oct 24 2006 18:39 GMT cleftref PRO
Good evening PP ;)

I used to be an acolyte with the Archbishop of Canterbury's best man!
Oct 24 2006 19:10 GMT PhotoPro PRO
wow ct!
Oct 24 2006 20:02 GMT SunnyRea
very nice
Oct 25 2006 08:43 GMT Justagirl
Fantastic! You must have been vour very proud of your son PP. And, I'm sure this lady would be very proud of this photo!
Oct 25 2006 13:13 GMT Riet
Beautiful photo, Bill! And your story is very touching.....This Sunday was a good one.... :)))
Oct 25 2006 13:16 GMT Taxonomist
There's nothing else to add ... Just "thank you" for sharing it with us all. Thank you very much
Nov 18 2006 01:44 GMT Seamus
PhotoPro.... This is the kind of photo and story that tugs at my the heart strings. Talk about shareing. Thanks.