Wednesday, January 3, 2024


With each New Year also comes a birthday / anniversary date commemorating the first year Going The Distance Adventure Ministry started planning, preparing, & providing God-awesome adventures for groups in God's amazing playground. Although I personally started working on it 5 years earlier in 1991 "tilling the ground" so to speak, it was in 1996 when we started running group events... and we've been going & growing, stumbling & overcoming, pressing on & soaring ever since! It's not just our name, it's also our testimony... we literally are GOING THE DISTANCE with Jesus wherever He takes us on this journey!

With 27 years completed, over 700 group events, & over 15,000 participants later we are amped up for "MORE IN 2024"!! We are ready to put another notch on the belt! 28, here we go! In the words of the Young Guns movie in 1988, "Regulators, mount up!" ...Giddy up!!

I want to thank every person who has ever volunteered, worked for, supported, donated to, encouraged, participated in, prayed for, and/or otherwise been involved in this ministry to help us get to our 28th year!! You have all been an important part of the longevity of GTD! You are an answer to prayer, and a blessing from God!!

GTD: BUILT BY GOD; BUILT TO LAST! And ultimately I simply want to thank God for creating, sustaining, and propelling this ministry!! It's all from Him. It's all for Him. It's all because of Him. The 2 following verses pretty much sums up God's role in the creation, birth, growth, and longevity of this ministry (hint: it's all God!):

"What do you have that you did not receive?" - 1 Corinthians 4:7

"Lord, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us." - Isaiah 26:12