Heading home

We have left Alaska and are slowly making our way home through the Yukon and British Columbia. At times as I ride I find myself looking forward to being home. I miss my family! Our hearts long for home when we are away. I heard the news about Karon yesterday. While I am sad for his passing, I am rejoicing that he has met his Savior and is experiencing relief from his suffering. He is at his true home. As I was riding, praying and keeping an eye out for animals, I had some time to reflect on the K man's short life. He touched many lives in a variety of ways. He was a part of Hope Church through the sacrifice of Pastor Rob and Tiffany. Sensing God's call a few years ago, the Slouffman family brought Karon into their family. They loved, sacrificed, wept and fought for Karon. All the people (case workers, doctors, nurses, family members, etc.) they met along the way witnessed their humble, sacrificial love and care for this young child. They knew that Karon's life had meaning and purpose so they loved him as Jesus loves him. I know their hearts are both sad and rejoicing through the homegoing of Karon. Their family has been an example of what it means to fight for those who cannot fight for themselves. I, along with you, look forward to the day when we will see Karon in our eternal home. God bless you Slouffman family, we pray God's peace to you.

The picture below is to remind us of the LORD as our shepherd who leads us besides the quiets waters and restores our soul. 

God bless you!  

Pastor Clint

"He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul." 

"He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul." 

Checking in from Alaska

My brother and I crossed the border from Canada to Alaska yesterday (Wednesday) evening at 5:00. It is hard to believe that we made it driving the Alaska highway. What an adventure! Beautiful scenery, moose, sheep, rain, a bit of hail, wind, a bike in need of repair, miles of dirt and gravel in construction zones, following pilot cars, camping, meeting all sorts of interesting people and then the sign welcoming us to Alaska. It felt great to get the "move on" sign from the border agents. As we rode away the scenery was beautiful. 

On our way to see John and Kate Ferch in Palmer today (Thursday) we stopped at this lake. It was incredibly calm and you could see the reflection of the mountain off the water. I hope you enjoy this picture. It is a great reminder of our Creator.

God bless you! 

Pastor Clint

 

Mantasta Lake

Mantasta Lake

Checking in from Alaska

My brother and I crossed the border from Canada to Alaska yesterday (Wednesday) evening at 5:00. It is hard to believe that we made it driving the Alaska highway. What an adventure! Beautiful scenery, moose, sheep, rain, a bit of hail, wind, a bike in need of repair, miles of dirt and gravel in construction zones, following pilot cars, camping, meeting all sorts of interesting people and then the sign welcoming us to Alaska. It felt great to get the "move on" sign from the border agents. As we rode away the scenery was beautiful. 

On our way to see John and Kate Ferch in Palmer today (Thursday) we stopped at this lake. It was incredibly calm and you could see the reflection of the mountain off the water. I hope you enjoy this picture. It is a great reminder of our Creator.

God bless you! 

Pastor Clint

 

Mantasta Lake

Mantasta Lake

Safely in Seattle!

I arrived in Kent, a suburb of Seattle, yesterday morning at 8:15. I was able to visit with my dad and my dads wife, Mary. I also went and visited with my grandmother who turns 99 on Friday! Happy birthday Granny! She is a very special person in our family. I remember many things about her; birthday parties, money in the birthday card, celebrating Christmas at her house, great food like potatoe salad and chocolate pie and playing the marble game. I even lived with her and my grandfather at one time. Still sharp witted and a joy at 99! 

Today I travel north to Mt. Vernon where I will meet my brother Verl. We will make a few adjustments to my bike and Lord willing begin our journey into Canada and Alaska Friday morning. Thanks for all of your prayers! I am praying for all of you. 

Grace and peace,

Clint

Happy 99th birthday Granny! 

Happy 99th birthday Granny! 

North to Alaska!

Packed and ready to ride! 

Packed and ready to ride! 

Today, Lord willing, I leave on my journey. I am on my way to Seattle where I will visit with my family. My grandmother will turn 99 this year! On Friday August 7th my brother and I hope to cross into Canada. I will be giving periodic updates as I travel. I will be praying for you and would appreciate your prayers for safety, endurance, good weather and no critters on the highways! 

Grace and peace, 

Pastor Clint