8/23/16 at 12:02pm
‘The Journey of a Mustard Seed’
I have lived on this earth for sixty years. I have been blessed beyond measure over the course of that sixty years by friends, family and most of all, by God! But never in my entire life have I experienced a journey like the one that just transpired over the past six months. It was a journey of faith and endurance that truly came from the heart. It was a journey of a “Mustard Seed” walking side by side with God.
I became friends with ov…er 3,000 people from around the world, and each of you inspired me to trudge on. You encouraged me with your warm hearts and you picked me up when I was down. Together we hiked over 2,200 miles for a cause and that cause was to touch the lives of children both in our local communities as well as the poor children of Honduras. Together we helped raise over $50,000 for two magnificent organizations, to make a difference in the lives of children!!!
So what now? Does it stop here? I certainly hope not! I hope this journey has inspired you half as much as it did me!!! There is so much more to do by continuing to touch the lives of others. It’s why we exist, why God placed each of us on this planet!
I look so forward to finally having the privilege to meet many of you who hopefully are able to make it to the gathering on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 4th beginning at 1:00. And I also hope that many of you will continue to stay in touch through my future posts of “Journeys Along Hazel Creek!”
Hiking the Appalachian Trail has truly been a journey of a lifetime! A journey I will not soon forget. I give all of the glory to God of being able to make such a journey, to experience so many of His wonders, and to have the pleasure of meeting so many wonderful people like you! May God bless each of you for the part you played in making this journey a dream come true!!!