Day 2-May 17, 2011
By Rev (Brady)
As we have finished Day 1, I am begin to wonder what Jonathan sees as 'fun' in using mopeds as a way of transportation over many miles. Let me explain.
As we pulled out of the Mulder residence on Monday around 8:30 AM there was much excitement from Jonathan and I. We were screaming and gave each other a high five while driving down 76th street. We filled up with gas and headed toward M-37. We soon reached there and realized that it was rather a chilly day outside. So we stopped in Hastings and warmed up and used the restroom. In was extremely cold. We kept going and stopped in Charlotte, MI where we decided to find a coffee shop. We asked a nice gentlemen who was in the Army for 27 years. After talk about what we were doing he offered to buy us coffee. We sat down in a nearby coffee shop and were blessed to have talked with many people while we were there! We explained our trip to many and even were able to talk to a local pastor who was very concerned with seeking justice in the world today.
We left after staying some time there and then headed to Ohio! We made it just over the border and decided to grab something to eat. Eating at a local diner we made friends with a very nice couple who offered their grass for us to sleep on--what a blessing! They blessed us, as well as their friends from South Carolina, with great conversations, a warm barn, grass to sleep on and many other ways. God has been so good to us thus far.
We are currently in a coffee shop waiting on the rain to stop, but we are anticipating much rain and some storms which shall be coming. Actually, I am peering out the window, watching Jonathan struggle to cover Harriet and Wilberforce with a tarp. It is windy and rainy and I am laughing because it just is funny. I should probably go help him, but I don't want to leave the ipad unattended or the keyboard because we know the endless possibilities of what could happen.
I now know what Jonathan sees in the long distance moped trips--friendly people who are encouraging and helpful to those who aren't locals. Immediately we are spotted and welcomed into coffee shops or restaurants. God is good and I love it so far. It has been awesome sharing with those we come in contact with about what we are doing and why we are doing it.
It has been such a blessing so far and I cannot wait to see what God will be doing!
We appreciate your prayers and support thus far; all the emails, Facebook posts, texts or phone calls. We cannot say thank you enough for everything!
To God Be The Glory