Rainy Walk-Jog-Cycle for Jesus, 2006
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The rainy day on Saturday, June 10, 2006, did not hold back those committed to walking, jogging,
or cycling to raise funds for Western Tract Mission. They just dressed warmly, and came prepared
with umbrellas, or hoods, or in the case of baby carriages, made sure the covers were water-proof.
The group that gathered for this year's Walk-Jog-Cycle for Jesus.
(Only 90 year old Henry Friesen of Hague felt that he would catch a cold, if he rode the distance
on his scooter, so he went along to the picnic area to help prepare for the barbecue).
There was a brief memorial ceremony for Mark Jenkins' whose life inspired this walkathon three
years ago. Doug Jenkins, Mark's father, lit a lantern and had a prayer dedicating this walk.
Then Barb read an essay/story written by another teen shortly before he died. It was called, The
Room, where he found many card files with all he had ever done, but Jesus came and covered them with
Arnold Stobbe, Director of Western Tract Mission, opened the walk with prayer.
Barb gave the kids balloons to release - representing the prayers of the walkers and cyclists.
Off go the balloons into the grey sky
Sisters, Priscilla and Dorcas, were the first off down the Meewasin Trail
Followed by Joe & Penny Homontowski, Tina Dyck and Laura Hildebrand, and Susie, a new friend!
Then the cyclists were ready to roll
Darlene Klassen and the twins, striding ahead of other parents with little children
More parents with children and lovely Husky dog.
The last ones are on the way now!
Now let's hurry ahead, and see them as they arrive at the
Kinsmen Park for the barbecue Sausage on a Bun Picnic lunch.