We are going across America with a message of Hope and Courage…again. In April we will pack the bikes in the back of the RV and drive South. We will unload or bikes in Long Beach, CaliforniaÂ andÂ pedal as much as possible between Long Beach and Jacksonville, Florida. We want to use every opportunity we can to share a message of hope in Christ and the courage to use that hope to face the challenges of our lives.
This is similar to what we did when HCJourney 2008 went from Gig Harbor, Washington to the Statue of Liberty. I have just chronicled the adventures and people we met that summer in a book~Hope and Courage Across America. The memories have inspired us to get back out there and do it again.
Our team will be smaller this time. Nicole has graduated from college, gotten a great job as an RN, and married Justin Jurgens. Justin is a wonderful young man and is currently scheduled to serve in South Korea for a year. With all of the hubbub of their lives, they will be with us in spirit but not in person. We will not be taking a support person with us. Aunt Jeanne was indispensable in 2008 and will be missed this time. It will just be Darla, Grant, Chanel, and me starting out. We will take turns pedaling and supporting. After all, it’s not about the miles, it’s about the message.
We are scheduling places to stop and share our message throughout the spring and summer. Our route will follow the I-10 corridor. However, we are following God’s lead, so if He wants us to take detours, we will take detours. For more information visit our website, www.hcjourney.org.
Drop us a note of encouragement from time to time. We will keep you up to date on our journey.
With hope and courage, Bob