Walking 3,475 miles for OrphansRich Stigall
How does one describe the adventure Barrett Keene undertook this weekend when he left Miami on an eight-month, 3,475 mile trek across America to raise awareness and support for orphans? “One Step at a Time.” “Cornell Crazy strolls for Orphans.” “One man’s Journey for Children in Need.” It’s possible no other story has more potential titles than Barrett’s. CLICK HERE>> to read Barrett’s story.
Barrett is a 30-something, Ivy-league, PhD student, with brains and personality in spades. More importantly, he loves people. Last year on a trip to Haiti to visit his buddy, Jake Barreth (GO Project Field Director), God broke Barrett’s heart for orphans. Barrett’s response? Go Walk America.
GO Walk America isn’t some posh, sideshow. Barrett has a backpack, a laptop, a tent, some cliff bars, and a cause: to help kids who need family. He plans to stop and share his heart wherever and whenever people will listen. Follow his journey. See when he may be coming to your neck of the woods. Bring him a meal; notify a reporter; invite Barrett to come speak at your school, home group, church, or business. Maybe even walk a few miles with him, and ask him the obvious question, “Why?”
Why give up almost a year of your life? Why brave the elements? Why you? Why not someone else? His answers and his example may inspire your own adventure.