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Update on our Rest

I was hoping to feel energetic enough to edit the last blog before it posted. I didn’t get to it and we are not in Lexington just in case you were confused.

We continue to rest in the Elizabethtown, KY vicinity. We have kept our location anonymous so we can completely focus on rest and rejuvenation. Our hosts have been an unbelievable blessing. We are well taken care of- all of us. We have a peaceful, private setting and the means to simply rest.

It’s amazing when you are pushing, pushing, pushing for a goal and you know you are beyond exhausted- but when you stop- it hits you even harder than you ever imagined! We have literally been sleeping 10 and 12 hours a day plus naps and STILL feeling tired! It’s all we can do to eat meals, doctor the horses twice a day, and take a shower. That’s a full day! I am so, so, so thankful that God provided the perfect place for us to stop before we really hurt ourselves!

The horses are resting well and steadily improving. Fiddle’s puncture wound is healing nicely as is Apache’s saddle sore. Tiska’s back is much better, but her withers still hurt. Chance is doing very well. Satchmo’s saddle sore looks awful, but it is healing well. His will be a long recovery of several weeks.

The community has provided food and food money for us so that we don’t have to eat our dehydrated food while stopped nor do our hosts have to feel obligated to the full burden of feeding us. That has been a HUGE blessing! Nevertheless, our hosts have taken us in just like family and that is the greatest blessing of all. It has been a joy beyond words to be here. I wanted to share this update with you so that you would know we are in good hands, we are doing well (though we have a long way to go to be recuperated), but we are very blessed. Thank you for all the concerned phone calls, the help, and the prayers from our friends all over the country! I will try to give you another quick update in a week. :)  Yours truly- Jeannette and Richard


  1. I’m so thankful that you have found a good place to rest and renew a bit. You have been on our hearts. We are thinking about you all and are praying for your recovery. Love and Prayers.

  2. I’m so glad you’re all getting a good rest, sounds like it’s exactly what you needed. Rest well–hope you and all the horses are feeling better soon. Seems like this good long rest will give you the strength to push through to the end–Delaware awaits! I love you guys and am thinking about you all every day!

  3. You two have gone so far! Hope you get healthy and are able to finish what you have started!!!
    Thinking and praying for all of you.

  4. Praise God you are finally getting the rest you need in a good and safe place. My heart goes out to you all. My continued prayers.

  5. Sorry about the tough times you are having but know you will finish with a flare at the end of the trail. I keep you in my thoughts and pray for your success.
    Love, Karen

  6. Isaiah 40
    Comfort for God’s People

    28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.

    29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

    30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

    I pray for your strength and healing.

  7. Just thinking about you and praying for you today. Just wanted to let you know. love us. :)

  8. I “second” what Melany wrote! You and your mission have been on my daily prayer list for a long time. Particular items of need change as your situation changes, of course.

    Some of us have real problems with patience (and waiting), but it is one manifestation of the fruit (singular!) of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23).

  9. Praying that all of you have a full recovery and that the strength returns for you to finish your trip. You have so many people praying for you and hoping all goes well from here on out. You have been in our minds and hearts every since we met you.
    May God continue to go with you and see to your needs.

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