Day ended with aching feet and tired bodies, but motivation and commitment intact.
Bishop prayed for a sign as we approached our destination and sure enough, a rainbow ending in the lake on which the motor home was parked for the night, yet further evidence that God answers our prayers.
As we travel on, almost every driver that passes is now waving back. We were graced by visits from Jamie and Flo and Vivian Cramner from Alert Bay who stopped as they drove south. Our Port McNeill friend, Deborah Murray, joined us again at the morning break and walked with us for about 15 km.
Daughter Kirsten and her husband Jeff joined us in Sayward overnight and walked with us for most of the day. The transition fro Jeff to Wally at the helm of the motor home has been seamless.
Tonight, we are in Roberts Lake in a most beautiful setting, preparing for the Sunday service at 7:30am before we set out and into Campbell River.
While during planning, we felt the stretch into Campbell River might be the most difficult, we have encountered no problems and have benefited from some of the Island’s most beautiful scenery.
Our morning devotional expressed it well; in part:
“To the home of peace, to the field of love, to the land where forgiveness and right relationship meet we look, O God, with longing for earth’s children, with compassion for the creatures, with hearts breaking for the nations and people we love. Open us to new visions we have never known…”
Words that express our collective experience today were expressed by the Bishop as “balance and beauty.” We passed farmland knowing that the farmers understand the delicate balance required to plant, harvest and sustain. And the beauty, oh the beauty, of the streams and trees and all of Creation.
The Amor de Cosmos creek, filled with the spring runoff, meandered in a relaxed manner, reminding us of the balance of action and reflection needed for the best life, the life that God would want of us.
Tonight, we shared a wonderful meal prepared by Marcia with help from Kirsten and Jeff as we reflected on the day and the importance of the journey.
Miracles continue as we walk, evidence of God’s guiding hand. During our 10 minutes morning break, rain poured down on the motor home roof. As we departed to continue the journey, the rain stopped.
We hope all is well back home and thank you for your prayers and support. Many blessings.
Wayne for the team