Monday, September 14, 2015


They did it! Five self proclaimed "middle aged" women ranging in age from 51-63 (4 of which are grandmothers) just completed their first section hike on the AT (Appalachian Trail). They conquered 17 of the toughest miles in 4 days. One of these amazing ladies summed it up by saying, "I've given birth to 4 kids, but this was the hardest thing I've ever done!" We are so impressed with these ladies! They fought through steep inclines, harsh declines, soaking rain, and 45 degree cold nights all with a joyful spirit and infectious laughter. They have never lost their sense of wonder or adventurous spirit. They are all still 25 years old in their hearts. One of my favorite moments was when I could overhear two of them talking in detail about skate boarding, skate boards, and Tony Hawk. Absolutely awesome! We also loved their heart for God and how they leaned on Him as their strength. It was an unforgettable 4 days of awesomeness and our ministry was honored to outfit their quest. They came. They hiked. They conquered!!