our ten person team of five women /five men got off to a great start on the first week of our walk to Bethlehem averaging 64,000 steps each for the GPPC Golfers team. Golfers are avid walkers.
The Golfers and Family team has expanded into a team of 15 (eight females and seven males). For our third week, we averaged over 59,000 steps per member and exceeded 2.2 million steps for our three week total to be on pace to reach Bethlehem in our walk by the end of December to celebrate Christ's birth.
Our GPPC Golfers and Family are zeroing in on arriving in Bethlehem on Tuesday 12/15 about 2 PM. Our most difficult task is imagining the bridge across the ocean that will take us the 6,140 miles to Bethlehem. We hope it is well-designed in order to carry all of the faithful GPPC walkers to Bethlehem. Walking on water all that way takes more faith than our team can muster.
Reading the One-City-One Book for Greensboro ( A Walk in the Woods) today, I realized that our GPPC Golfers and Friends walking team has already walked the distance that the end-to-end hikers completing the Appalachian Trail, a 2100 mile walk. Could our team be conditioning for even bigger walks ?
Our Golfers & Family walkers passed the mid-point of objective days in our intended walk to Bethlehem and have completed 53 % of the mileage or about 6.7 million steps in route to celebrating Christmas in Bethlehem.. We hope to see lots of GPPC folks there virtually.
this week, our team passed the 8 million step mark and are walking at a pace that we could take us to Bethlehem five days before Christmas to allow us to rest on our laurels and celebrate joyfully on 12/25.
George, it's looking like our team may be somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean on 12/25. If you arrive early, send a boat!
One of our teammates is a guy named Noah. He might throw together a boat or a raft and a dozen paddles for any team that is still over the ocean come Christmas Day. I recall a song "Swing Low Sweet Chariot, stop and let me ride". That might also be a possibility to rescue the perishing come Christmastime. We won't leave you behind without some solution. How about a virtual moving sidewalk that you can take the rest of the journey to Bethlehem? Since we are still only hopeful of making it there, we had best join you in looking for alternatives to drowning in the ocean.
Our Golfers and Family Team is calling on two subs since we have Mike Sasser and Mary Jones on our disability roster for a while. These two men have been in training and awaiting their opportunity to be called up by the team so here is their big chance. In the meantime, please keep Mary and Mike in your prayers for speedy recoveries.
On to Bethlehem is our breath prayer as we walk in the coming five weeks.
Our GPPC Golfers and Family Team called up Woody Reese off our inactive member squad and put him to walking to cover for Mary Jones who is still on the disabled roster due to foot surgery. We expect Woody to keep us on pace to reach Bethlehem before Christmas.