By God’s grace and tender mercies, we just summited Mount Katahdin at 9:42 this morning. We are exhilarated! It rained all night, but we had clear weather this morning. Coming up the mountain, we got into a fog bank, and we’re at the top of the mountain in that fog bank right now.
Mount Katahdin is a grueling climb, but we did it! We accomplished it—2,184 miles! We have completed our through hike. We have been hiking since March 17, through one state after another, and now we are finished! We are through hiking.
We look forward to seeing you at the post-hike celebration Thursday, August 16 at 7:00 p.m. at Allegheny Center Alliance Church for refreshments. The Urban Impact singers will perform, and we’ll give you some of our reflections at that time.
We appreciate your support and your prayers. This has been such a team effort. We have felt your support all along the way. We’ve done it with you as a fresh wind in our sails and with God’s strength and His presence with us each day. Thanks so much, and we look forward to seeing you all. God bless.
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