A military veteran who lost his Bible when on his way home from Church has been reunited with the precious book after a number of social media users got involved to help locate it.
Cameron Smith, of McKinney, Texas, was putting his son in the car after Church Sunday when he placed his Bible on the vehicle’s roof. Forgetting it was there, he drove off. After getting home, Smith was struck with a sense of dread as he realized he’d lost his precious possession.
Smith’s Bible was special for a number of reasons, not least because it was given to him as a gift from his mother. Indeed, it also had wartime significance to the army man. Hidden within its pages were the ex-soldier’s military patches from his 2008 tour of Iraq.
Desperate to locate the book, Smith told WFAA that he “drove up and down the road, probably 10 or 12 times” in a frantic bid to find the Bible. “We walked the whole area. We retraced our steps and couldn’t find it at all.”
“It’s irreplaceable, so I was desperate to find it,” Smith added. “I was really distraught when I couldn’t find it, like feeling really low.”
But Smith’s wife, Michelle, wasn’t about to give up on this one. Instead, she posted on a local community group, usually brimming with messages of recommendation for local restaurants, or tips on the best hairdressers in town. Much to the couple’s surprise, it didn’t take long for someone to respond to their plea for help. A woman contacted them and said she’d found a Bible, and after confirming some details, they were convinced that it was Smith’s.
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“I was nervous the whole time because I was thinking maybe it got rained on and hopefully it’s still intact,” the veteran explained. To his delight, however, Smith’s Bible was returned in absolutely immaculate condition.
“There are good people out there who do good things,” he concluded. “The world is not so horrible and scary like we hear about.”