This is a audio novel about an enthusiastic and idealistic 19 year old who leaves family and friends in Asheville, North Carolina, to teach children in a mission school in Cutter Gap, a poor community in the Great Smoky Mountains of Appalachia. This story shows how doing good can build self-esteem and a sense of spiritual well-being. It also reveals why we must be careful not to violate the integrity of those we help. Christy learns that in the unique equation of service, we usually get back as much if not more than we give. Kellie Martin from the TV series Christy reads this abridged version of the novel.