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A cell phone belonging to an Oklahoma man made a journey halfway around the world before he got it back. Kevin Whitney says he lost his phone when he bent over to work on a copper bottom door and it fell into a grain pit and went up the elevator. Whitney said when the phone disappeared into a bin full of 280,000 pounds of grain he knew he would never see it again. Little did he know that was the beginning of a nine-month journey for the phone. It hitched a ride in a truck to another grain facility in Oklahoma and then traveled along the Arkansas and Mississippi river to Convent Louisiana, and then was loaded onto a ship headed for Japan. Though mixed in with 2 million bushels of grain sorghum, a grain mill worker in Japan found the phone and called Whitney. Whitney said, “It’s crazy. I can’t believe it. What really shocked me about it all was what a small world it is. There are a lot of meaningful pictures on it so we are real glad to get the phone back.”—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell

Unbelievable journey: Chickasha man loses phone, gets it back from another continent, By La’Tasha Givens, http://kfor.com/2014/07/03/unbelieveable-journey-chickasha-man-loses-phone-gets-it-back-from-another-continent/?hpt=us_bn8 , Accessed July 4, 2014.

Ecclesiastes 11:1 (HCSB) Send your bread on the surface of the waters, for after many days you may find it.

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