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During the summers between college semesters, Ben finds temporary jobs to save up for the next school year. One summer he works as a highway supervisor over a group of young men cleaning up litter. He challenged his group to work early before the heat. As soon as the workers filled 150 bags with trash, they could go home. Ben's team outperforms every other group. In the summer of 1971, the Detroit area is hit with a depression and Ben is having trouble finding work. Even his old highway job was taken. Eventually, Ben convinces his old highway supervisor to give him his job back.

Throughout his college days, Ben is plagued with money worries. On two occasions when Ben is totally broke, he turns to God. He is walking aimlessly around when he stumbles onto a ten-dollar bill crumpled up in front...

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