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Bethlehem Walkers

“Honoring our bodies - through exercise”

Where are we now?

The Bethlehem Walkers have logged 738.74 miles ending May 13. We are continuing our trip to Liberia to visit our Missionary friend, Linda Johnson –Seyenkulo, who is working as a trainer and curriculum developer, training pastors and lay leaders in the Lutheran Church in Liberia. Her husband, D. Jensen Seyenkulo, is the presiding bishop of the Lutheran Church in Liberia. The total distance from Bethlehem, Israel to Liberia is 5,117.18 miles and we have gone a total of 2,870.54 miles so far, leaving us another 2,246.64 miles to go. We have passed through Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and landing in Korhogo, Côte d’Ivoire presently.

To join us on our virtual trips all you need to do is get a pedometer and walk, jog, run, or exercise in whatever method is comfortable for you. You then jot down either the amount of time spent exercising, steps, or miles logged and then either fill out a walk stat slip found in the basket in the narthex or send an email to Bill Evans at wm.evans@sbcglobal.net.

I’m always looking for ideas on future walk destinations – please don’t hesitate to drop me an email with your ideas.

HOW DID IT GET STARTED?

The Bethlehem Walkers was an idea of the Bethlehem Men’s Group in reference to a chapter “Honoring Our Bodies” in a book that was being studied during the month of May 2011. The first virtual walking journey was from Bethlehem on Oakley to Bethlehem in Israel. Than it continued around the world until Bethlehem on Oakley (home) was reached, some 25,304.45 miles later. The Bethlehem Walkers have kept the pace going, by continuing their virtual journeys to places like Bolivia, Germany, Ethiopia, and down old Route 66.

Participation is open to all.

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