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3/30/16 - Columbus, GA

posted Mar 30, 2016, 10:27 PM by Garrett Zambrows
Hi everyone! I am officially in the South, otherwise known as the land of rocking chairs and sweet southern belles. Now that I have finally taken the time to sit down and write, I am a little overwhelmed by the details of the last nine days.

March 21st was the day that Revolution of Love rolled out of Fruitland Community Church and started this crazy trek around the country. Already, I have been able to start conversations about human trafficking in four different states (rode through five, but didn't stop in Illinois)! It's fantastic! On our second day, I spoke to a group from St. Matthew by the Lake Lutheran Church in Benton, KY. They were so happy to meet us and had prepared enough food for us to eat as even have leftovers.

On Wednesday we arrived in Clarksville, TN after a ridiculously trying day that included getting kicked off of a military base. We ended up driving there in our SAG vehicle because the event with Austin Peay University didn't give us enough time to arrive on our bikes. There were issues with all of the technology and it just made sense to drive the rest of the way. And when we got to the event, man alive, it was awesome! I was completely blown away to find out that one of the women there had actually gone on a mission trip to Kathmandu, Nepal and served with The Apple of God's Eyes! Guys, this is the mission that started me on this path! Wow, so that was just in the first couple of days out on the bike. I am now on day ten and I have experienced more hospitality and love from strangers than I know what to do with.

On Friday, I had a police escort for the last 12 miles of my ride into Manchester, TN; and again on Saturday, I had an escort to the county line. As well, my hosts followed me to Chattanooga on their motorcycle just to make sure that I was safe all day. My host the next day rode with me into Georgia where we were met by two other cyclists, one of which happened to be my host for that night. It has been incredibly overwhelming but I can't imagine it any other way.

Starting on Thursday, I began having some problems with my Achilles' tendon in my left ankle and now it looks like I will be spending yet another day in Columbus. Folks from Gentian Baptist Church have been huge blessing to me already! One man set up an appointment to meet with a doctor tomorrow morning who will check out my tendon, which is a huge blessing. They are also letting me stay in the hospitality house for an extra day in order to listen to the doctor and stay off of my bike for a bit longer.

God is using complete strangers to show me my worth, and it's mind blowing.
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