Not all Love Stories have ideal beginnings. John and Vickie Hershey began dating when she was separated from her first husband. John is 20 years her senior. They both experienced messy divorces. But for the past 39 years they’ve made a happy life and marriage that has included mission work abroad. They’ve spent more than eight years (going 12 times with two three-year stints) serving a mission hospital in Papua New Guinea. John is an avid pilot and is still recovering from injuries he sustained when he crashed his Cessna plane last summer.