Workers find ring missing for two decades

GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — A religious ring commemorating a Michigan man’s emigration to the U.S. has been returned to its rightful owner after it had been missing for about 20 years.

A Kent County Road Commission crew discovered the cherished ring belonging to 70-year-old Abraham Joshua of Grand Rapids while performing work on a drainage pipe beneath his driveway.

One of the workers knocked on the man’s door to see if the ring was his.

Joshua told The Grand Rapids Press that the gold ring is symbolic of his Christian faith and serves as a reminder of his decision to leave Pakistan and emigrate to the U.S.

He estimates he lost the ring sometime during the late 1980s or early 1990s as he was working in his front yard.