Towards the end of the Summer term, in secondary schools throughout the country, students in their last year of compulsory education take leave of their school. They are at a crossroad in their lives. They face the road ahead with mixed feelings, outwardly delighted to be free of the discipline of school, inwardly apprehensive of the road ahead. The staff of the school has served them well for five or more years and now wishes them God speed on their journey. Many schools now have the opportunity to offer their departing pupils a roadmap for the way ahead. That road map is the book Trust the Road.
A small collection of seven real life accounts from young people who have been helped by Salesian missionaries to turn their lives around.
Following the success of the first edition, this second edition has been updated and also includes an additional full chapter reflecting on the 'Prevent' strategy and the importance of recognising what is healthy and what is not in religious practice.
This is the story of a young man of generosity, courage and compassion. Sean spent his short life working for the poor children of Africa. Service to others is embodied in his now well-known motto: "While my heart beats, I have to do what I think I can do, and that is to help those who are less fortunate." Although his convictions cost him his life, his spirit lives on in the young people he worked for in Africa, and in all those who have been inspired by his life.