Josie Long hears stories of hope found amidst the darkness - tales of love letters, hope on the water and the man who has steered 28,000 people safely to shore across treacherous waters from the end of a phone line. "I must admit I'm deeply impressed by people who step out and do something and say something... whatever dreaming they would do it. A Mexican farm worker Jessie De La Cruz said, 'we have a saying in Spanish, when things look bleak, esperanzas mueren al ultimo. Hope dies last.'" - Studs Terkel The features in this programme are: Dear John Featuring Pam and John Redman Produced by Andrea Rangecroft Bird in the Breath and Other Hopeful Cargo Produced by Stephanie Rowden and Jennifer Metsker Send Me Your Location Featuring Dr Ahmad Terkawi Produced by Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.