Location: Neel’s Gap
Please read: Luke 14: 25-34
In verse 28, while speaking to a large crowd on how to follow Him, Jesus says, “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he first not sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it?”
The Appalachian Trail has many cost.
Financially, some say about a thousand a month counting gear, clothing, food, off trail lodging, and off trail expenses.
Relationships, including my wife Marty, a son, a daughter, their families, and my mother and father, church family, and my many close friends.
Of course,there is also the cost of walking away from many commitments and responsibilities and asking someone else to shoulder those commitments.
Thanks to the Holsten Conference of the United Methodist Church for this unique ministry and for supporting me financially and supporting me through a large network of prayer support.
Thanks to my family and friends that are supporting me with prayer and encouragement. And for forgiving me for being away during Easter, birthdays, sporting events, and prime shellcracker fishin’.
My biggest thanks goes to my wife Marty. At first she called me “Crazy” for wanting to thru hike the AT. She is now very supportive, she encourages me every day when we talk for a few minutes on the phone, she has picked up all of my home commitments. She loves me even if I might be a little “crazy”! Thank You Marty! “Crazy” me loves you!!
May your Trail be full of God’s Peace.