I wanted to write a letter to all those that subscribed to my blog, THF2, and supported me with notes of encouragement and followed along on my journey this last year.
As you may already know, I started hiking the Pacific Crest Trail at the border of Mexico and California on May 2nd, 2011, and made it 2,000 miles up into Oregon. My aim was to finish, but more importantly to draw attention to the issue of human trafficking. I didn’t finish, but I ended where I believe I needed to. Thankfully, I was able to spread the word about human trafficking, as my website had over 30,000 visitors in a short time, as well as the many I was able to touch via word of mouth and personal interaction, and many people were impacted in a good way from the effort. Thank you for spreading the word amongst your friends and family members, co-workers, and others. I appreciate your efforts very much! To those who donated, an extra special “THANK YOU!”
As I wrote about back in September and October, my goal was to come home after the hike and begin laying the foundation for a non-profit. The goals of the non-profit would be simple:
- To raise the public conscience regarding human trafficking
- To sensitize hearts to the issue
- To raise funds to help in the healing of the victims of human trafficking
The foundation is being laid, and the framework is being raised…it looks like it will be an exciting, fun adventure. It won’t come quickly, and it won’t be easy, but it will be excellent. I will still need your prayers and support going forward. More information to come as I continue to work and refine the details.
So, after much thought and prayer, I decided to use the momentum from the PCT hike to personally continue the cause, and also bring awareness to the non-profit I am creating, called The Oasis Projekt.
Do accomplish this, I have decided to traverse the length of the Continental Divide via mountain bike.
I know…I can almost hear the responses:
- “Haven’t you slept outside on the ground enough lately?”
- “Are you a glutton for punishment?”
- “Do you even own a mountain bike?”
The answers, I would say, are “no,” “I suppose I might be,” and “no, I don’t own a mountain bike.”
So later this summer I will embark on my journey, which will take approximately 45 days.
Please join me in this journey, and again, tell your friends, family, Facebook friends, etc. I would be very appreciative!
Here’s the link to this site: http://tr4f.wordpress.com
I will have the website address for The Oasis Projekt up soon, as well.
Blessings, and looking forward to this next journey towards healing and hope!