Sacred Foot Steps

Well, today was a pretty interesting day.  I’ll start with the second most interesting occurrence: At the end of the walk today, I arrived on top of Walker Pass at 5,246 feet.  It is a milestone for more than one reason.  It is the highest elevation of my journey.  It is the halfway point in terms of time: the sixth day of a twelve day walk.  It is also the halfway point in terms of miles: I now have 109 miles under my feet, and as many to go.  I feel blessed.  My blisters have…
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Follow the Walk Link

If you are interested in seeing the progression of the walk from the old Sebastian/Fort Tejon Indian Reservation to the current day Fort Independence Indian Reservation, here is the link: http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0P1Un4XUyD2UzfkTkdn9URNC9JjynWskd Also, you can follow my updates on Facebook - just "like" our YWAM Bishop page (NOT the Sea & Summit Expeditions page). Please pray with me to honor Creator God and the Owens Valley Paiute and Shoshone. David Fairley
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Powerful Medicine

Well, I have two days and 39 miles behind me. Today I got my first blisters, and my feet are telling me this whole thing is not a good idea. I haven't told them yet that they are in for 20 more miles tomorrow! I feel blessed by Jesus in so many ways. It's been 108 for the past two weeks in the valley I've started in, but on my first day, it was totally overcast and lightly sprinkling almost the whole walk. Today was sunny but with a light breeze all day. Yes, by…
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Why Walk 200 Searing, Desert, Miles?

by David Fairley July of 1863, 150 years ago, was a tough time for the officers at Fort Independence, California, in the desert east of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  They had promised protection and food to the local, warring Paiute population if they “came in,” relinquished their arms, and submitted to the authority of the United States.  Nearly 1000 Natives of the Owens Valley area – hungry, tired, and never having asked for the fight in the first place – took advantage of the amnesty and showed up at the Fort over the previous few…
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