This year, Joe took the position to be a project coordinator for Go10 Walk for the World. It is sponsored by our International Missions Dept. of Free Will Baptists. It is a 2,500 mile walk to commemorate 75 years of International missions in our denomination by tracing the steps of our first missionary Ms. Laura Belle Barnard. We have always been involved in some way with International missions and love all of the incredible missionaries that are out on the field spreading God's Word! I am amazed at missionaries and what they sacrifice to go and tell others about our Savior in the regions beyond!
I feel our lives have come to a full circle moment with Joe being a part of this. The walk started today in Glennville, GA , Ms. Laura Belle's home town. Glennville was also the first place that Joe and I moved to after graduating college and getting married, which was 20 years ago in July! I actually got to spend the last year or a little more than a year having the priviledge to get to know Ms. Laura Belle. What an incredible lady!!! My only regret is that I didn't get to hear more of her wonderful stories of India and her travels abroad to spread the Word! I am so honored to have had the time with her in her last year of her life and then to celebrate her life at her funeral. What a legacy she has left for our denomination and to me personally! Joe and I are so honored to be a part of this whole project!
The journey of the Go10 project is:
*Started today in Glennville, GA- Ms. Laura Belle's home
*on to Columbia, SC- where she went to college at Columbia International Universtiy
*then to Greenville, NC- she was commissioned at Black Jack FWB church into missionary service
*up to NYC- to the port where she boarded a freight ship to India
*down to Nashville- Free Will Baptist Bible College- where she taught ( that is also where I graduated! ) :)
*Then it will finish in OKC, OK- at our National Association of FWB!
2,500 miles, hopefully over 1,000 walkers (500+ are signed up now), and hopefully 1 million dollars raised to help plant churches in countries around the world! Every penny that is raised up to $500,000 will be matched by an anonomous donor! What a HUGE blessing!!!! :)
I ask that you pray for Joe, Bill and Jim as they are on the road with this project for the next 4 months! Also, pray that lives will be changed around the world because of people willing to Go 10 ( whether it is 10 miles walking or $10 or 10 + prayers)! I pray that everyone will be a part of such an incredible journey!
I am claiming Ephesians 3:20 for this walk- "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us," God has already done so much in the 10 months that Joe has been working on this project! I can't wait to see what all He has in store for the next 4 months!
I am meeting Joe to walk in NYC! I have set a goal to raise $1,000 for missions! If you would like to sponsor me to walk my 10 miles- all of the money that you donate will be doubled and go directly toward churches being planted all over the world! You can go to my walker page -www.go10walk.com/juliewilson
Thank you for your prayers for Go10! Can't wait to post exciting details in the coming weeks! :) For an update on the walk from Joe's point of view-you can go to Joe's blog-by clicking on- A cup of Joe and read the updates!
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