Wandering Through the Desert for Life…
Hello to you all!
The first weekend in LA was marvelous. As relaxing as it was to bum around with the other walkers and get to know each other, we were all anxious to walk as soon as possible. One of the Knights of Columbus at the parish that we were staying at, Nick, took us out to his little Malibu get away home for the day. The neighborhood had access to a really nice little private beach where we got to mess around and hang together. The water was freezing!! A couple of the other walkers and I were tempted to go in the water, but I figured that the surfers were wearing wet suits for a reason.
Once we got into eastern California and now Arizona, it became very, very dry, and hot hot hot!! The scenery is very interesting too. While going through towns like Palm Springs and Twentynine Palms, you’re surrounded by rocky mountain landscaping and… lots of palm trees. It’s strange, but it makes for an interesting picture. I personally loved when we walked down hwy 62. There was a sign that read “NEXT SERVICES 100 MILES.” Kind of scary, but to me it meant few cars and extremely beautiful starry nights!! Night shift was the best – we only had weather in the 60’s while day shift was in the 90’s. They were probably saving more babies though.
Nothing TOO interesting has been happened thus far, but I thought this little story might be neat to share. While in LA, a few of us went to a Whole Foods to pass time one night. You never know what you’re going to see, ya know? Jordan and I were walking through the meat section when we were stopped by a lady because of our shirts (yay for pro-life advertising). She said she was Pro-Life, but she was shocked that we were running around in Whole Foods in such a liberal area like LA. After further conversation about Crossroads and how/why we do what we do, she revealed herself and said that her name was Caron Strong, who was once the President of Operation Outcry – a post abortion outreach group. She was a former actress but after she became a strong Pro-Life activist, she lost her job and reputation in Hollywood because of it. She was deeply touched that there was such a thing like Crossroads and began to tell us a little about her past life, the horror abortion brought to it, and how she was able to break through the depression and come back to Christ. It was a touching story – one that I’ll never forget.
That’s all for now! Peace in Christ,
South Walk 2011