Despite some rather disappointing fundraising, this pilgrimage will start on time, tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. Hallelujah!
It seems that there have been two distinct groups: Those who really want to help but are too broke, and those who could easily have helped, but weren’t interested, for whatever reason. Just another lesson learned in raising money.
Although I’m still hopeful that donations will come in even after today, I’m even more certain about the “kindness of strangers”. Now that the planning is done, and the journey can begin, it’s the people I encounter in the towns and cities along the way that will make it possible for me to arrive in Omaha.
It’s with great relief that I can now ride every day, and not have to fundraise, which to me is the hardest part. There will be tests on the road, but also great joy.
Thank you to all those who made it possible for me to get this far: Wade, Gianfranco, Toan, Gordon, Mike, Meredith, Mark. And thank you to everyone who wished me well, or offered blessings and prayers.
I will try to find time to bring news about my pilgrimage every 2-3 days. Onward!