Day 40 - June 27 - Lincoln to Fisher, IL (59 miles / 2156 total miles / 15 mph average speed)
From Lincoln we rode Hwy 10, Hwy 54 and Hwy 136. These are the roads I drove on a weekly basis when I was going to grad school at LCS. It brought back lots of great memories going back 20 years. It's hard not to think about the journey the Lord has taken us on -- from a small town on the plains of Central Illinois to a mega-city in Central Taiwan! Then, as we turned west and headed for Fisher, where we served for 5 years, just prior to leaving for the mission field, a host of fond memories spurred us on.
Roger and Lucy Woodcock are a great example of those fond memories. When I first met Roger he reminded me of Grizzley Adams with a temper. However, after sharing the Gospel with his daughters, Roger came to the Lord too! What a transformation the Lord brought about in his life! Roger and Lucy are two of our favorite people! Last night we borrowed Lucy's truck, and Brenda and I got to go on a date, our first in a couple months!
Luey and Andy are being hosted by Karen Harrison, mother of David; our son-in-law! Yesterday afternoon, Emily took them on a tour at the U of I. They are having a great time off the bikes!
I hope this blog gets you thinking about how the Lord is uniquely preparing you for Kingdom service. The Lord uses both circumstances and events to mold us as His servants. A great example was the Apostle Paul -- over and over we see Paul using his personal testimony to share the Gospel. What's your testimony? How could the Lord use you?
Tonight we will have a Gloritrek event at the River Valley Church of Christ, here in Fisher! It's so great coming home!
Thanks for praying!
Dave, Luey and Andy