While eating their doughnuts and tea, Jedidiah cleared up his throat and gave Hope a present. It was an adolescent encyclopedia and it was the latest edition. "Thanks Jedidiah, you're so caring and special and may God bless you!" He paused for what seemed like a million seconds and then said, "You too Hope and I hope that it equips you in your work helping troubled teenagers meet Christ. You know what Hope. I love you and I want us to be together. She stared at him as if she was lost in an endless ocean. "Oh Jedidiah that's such a big decision to think about now...we have only known each for three months". He was prepared for her answer and simply said, "That's fine, all in all my prayer is that God's will is done whenever you are done seriously thinking this through".