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Bethlehem Walkers

“Honoring our bodies - through exercise”

Where are we now?

The Bethlehem Walkers have logged 546.88 miles ending April 8. We are continuing our trip to Liberia to visit our Missionary friend, Linda Johnson-Seyenkulo, who is in Liberia along with her husband, D. Jensen Seyenkulo, who is the presiding bishop of the Lutheran Church in Liberia. The total distance from Bethlehem to Liberia is 5,117.18 miles, and we have gone a total of 2,131.80 miles, leaving us another 2,985.38 miles to go. We have passed through Agadez, Niger, and landing in Niamey, Niger. 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.

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.

Let's not be discouraged by the cold weather and windy days - record every mile in everything that you do, whether it be walking, jogging, treadmill, or jazzercise! They all count toward our ongoing mission of Good Health!

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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