On Friday, we began our Journey at St. Paul’s, where we met for last-minute preparations, a brief service of prayer and Holy Communion, and the first chance to lend a hand (bringing supplies downstairs for the Festival of Tables at the church). Six youth – Shane, Ryan, Lindsey, Brady, Dayton, and Dylan – and three adult sponsors – Stacey, Mark, and Pastor Andrew – hit the road for Bellevue, where we enjoyed the hospitality of Stacey’s sister, Ronda. As of this writing, we are on the way to Camp Carol Joy Holling, where we’ll meet the rest of our traveling companions and set out for tonight’s stop: Zion Lutheran Church in Waterville, Ohio.
The group is excited and ready to go – the early hour aside, of course. Thank you for your prayers and support as our Journey to Jersey continues!