Limping to Lenham..

Today has been the longest day so far, at nearly 16 miles (or over 17 on Strava). So we were really happy to reach our final destination, the Dog and Bear in Lenham, which seems very pleasant as is the village.

The weather was very variable, including some tremendous downpours. Fortunately, we managed to find shelter from one of the worst. But it made one section of track really challenging with deep puddles and slippery mud. I was glad of my poles!

All of us have challenges at times. Many of the 340 million persecuted Christians worldwide live in really difficult places and suffer for their beliefs in various ways. It can be not being allowed access to the village well in India; not being able to get a job in Central Asia or being denied education opportunities in North Africa.

Being alone can be demoralising. This is so for many persecuted Christians. It can be when walking too so it was good to have Chris with me when everything hurt. We also met another traveller on the way today, though he didn’t say anything…

The Bible talks about even really hard things being light and momentary difficulties in the context of eternity. That’s good to remember in the perspective of what others around the world suffer too.

Thanks as ever for your interest and support.

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Published by adrian60

Turning 60 is a door to a new decade. I want to use these years positively, starting with the next one. So I want it to be a year of trying different things as well as familiar one and to do a couple of challenges. 60 things at 60 with the aim of raising £6 000 for the charity Open Doors, serving persecuted Christians around the world, many who live with very little. Would you be part of the adventure with me?

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