Monday, April 29, 2019

It has been almost five years...

The last time I posted a blog was in August of 2014.  That blog was to let everyone who had followed me on my journey know that I was married.  Well I am still married to Teri, the same wonderful lady.  Since then we have gone down a road with lots of curves and bumps.  We traveled through 31 states and a bit of Canada.  Much of that traveling included taking two horses with us and trail riding in some pretty amazing remote country.  We stopped for two years to help Teri's mom get her health back and get her businesses on track.  Now we are starting a new chapter in our lives and it involves walking4kids, so that is why I am going to start posting now and then.

On April 27th we delivered the last of Teri's horses to a buyer in Lake Tahoe. Giving up her horses and all of her gear that she had accumilated for the last 30 years was very hard for her. She did it because she was very comfortable with the fact that God had a new phase in her life and it was obvious that horses didn't fit. So, what are we going to being doing that merits giving up her passion for horses??

From now until Mid July we are going to be camping in remote locations in the West.  We will be doing a lot of reading, writing , and reflecting. We will also be visiting some family and then in July I start the process of getting a new left knee (had the right one replaced last year).   As soon as the doctor gives us the green light then we will head for Florida to visit Teri's son and then leave for Kenya.  We will be working with the development of a new orphanage and will be there for six to nine months.

I will be posting as we go down this new road and I hope some of you who joined me before will do so again. Would love to hear from you if received this. The picture is of our current camp site. Blessing from Dave and Teri

Sunday, August 17, 2014

It seems that I am a little slow in posting what's going on with walking4kids.....   Just a quick up date to let you know that God brought me to this very special lady a while back and we ending up getting married.  Jup... the old wanderer has settled down a bit.  Her name is Teri Sprague and she is a horse trainer in Colorado.   She is an amazing woman and I still can't beleive that God put us togeather.  We live on a horse ranch that she runs in the foothill of the Rockies and I am totally loving it.  She also has a passion for kids and will be helping me with projects in South Sudan.  I will post some more pictures of her and her horses and an update on the kid projects soon.
God bless all of you...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Back In Oregon

Thought I should post an update on what is going on with walking4kids....
I recently got back to Oregon after spending the summer in Alaska.  It was great being up there but it very nice to be home for awhile. Will be working on the books and the aquaponics project for the next few months.   I hope you all are doing well.
First picture is of Mt. Denali and the lake is in BC.
Blessings to everyone,

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Jane Gummoh Owanga

While I was in South Sudan I got the opportunity to interview several of the people who make that orphanage run so well.  One of those people is my good friend Jane.  I hope this will upload Ok.  I just wanted everyone to see why I admire these people so much.  Please let me know if this viewable.
Thanks, Dave

Friday, July 5, 2013

Beauty and Some Beasts

This past Sunday was good and bad.  It was bad because I was so busy I couldn't go to church.  It was good because I got to meet some more cool travelers.  The first picture is of my friend Sam and his human, Natalie.  Sam and his family have been staying here for a week or so and I have got to know them a little.  Nice folks and Natalie and her husband Tim might be interested in serving in Southern Sudan.  That would be so cool.  I posted the picture of the bikers because they are mean, rough, and ugly and a direct contrast to Sam and Natalie.  Two of these guys are from the lower 48 and the other from Denmark.  They just met a few day ago and now they are traveling together.  The guy on the right rode his 650 BMW all the way to Prudhoe Bay.  Hope you all had a nice Forth. 
Blessings from Alaska,

Monday, July 1, 2013

Cruising Through Canada

Driving from Oregon to Alaska was a blast.  British Columbia and The Yukon were especially gorgeous.  The route I took ran beside or through the great Rocky Mountains and I was awe struck with the beauty of this amazing country.  Saw a lot of critters.  Most ignored me as just another rubber necker staring at them.  Drove 2,500 miles in 3 1/2 days.  It would have been much better to take my time and enjoy such an wonderful part of our world.
Blessings and safe travels this summer,

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Some of you may have wondered what happened to me.  I apologize for not keeping up on  my posts.  I am in Alaska right now working as a camp host in a state campground.  I thought it would be a job that would give me a lot of time to write and keep up on things like this blog, but that's not the case.  I get up early and go to bed late.  I'm not complaining because I get to meet some amazing people from all over the world. 

I got to spend some time with my family in Oregon before I came up here and I miss them very much already.  I also miss my new friends in South Sudan.  I am working on a aquaponics program for South Sudan and if everything goes well, I hope to go back over there this fall or early next year.  For those of you who read this, thank you for sticking with me.

First pictures is of me with some of my buds on the day I left Africa.  Second is at a stream coming off Mt. Hood in Oregon near to where my family lives. 

I hope to be posting a lot more.
Blessing to all of you,