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Sabbath Interests

Sabbath Interests

On Sabbath (Saturday), we visited an SDA church and met with several people interested in our walk. Below are pictures of some of them.

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Day #178 – Walking West from Gallup, New Mexico

Day #178 – Walking West from Gallup, New Mexico

Day #178 – Visit to Gallup, New Mexico City Hall

Day #178 – Visit to Gallup, New Mexico City Hall

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After lunch, we visited City Hall.

We were welcomed by Kitty, who learned about the walk as we waited the time of our appointment with Mayor McKinney.

We presented a memento of this historic walk to Mayor Jackie McKinney, who said that he appreciates us coming through Gallup, that this is an area in need, and he wishes us the best in our travels. He also requested that when we finish, we send him a copy of what we write up about the walk, saying “I am in awe of people like you.”

Day #178 – Interest Shown Departing Gallup, New Mexico

Day #178 – Interest Shown Departing Gallup, New Mexico

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There were two roadside encounters that I know of. One was a veteran that stopped and asked what Freedom Walker was doing. The second was Tim who said “I’m proud of what you’re doing!”

At lunch, there were at least two groups that were interested.

In the first group, one of the women said that she had seen Freedom Walker walking and desired to invite him to a free breakfast prepared for the homeless in Thoreau. Today she got that opportunity.

In the second group, a little boy took special interest in Pastor Chick. He received a walk card to keep so that he can remember that he met this pastor and veteran who hand-carried the American flag from coast to coast.

The third group wanted a picture of Pastor Chick with their little boy (who also received one of our walk cards) – and you can see the picture they took posted separately by MMsquare Marc Morgan.

Day #178 – Walking west from Gallup, New Mexico

Day #178 – Walking west from Gallup, New Mexico

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Today started out on the cold side, but it became warm and beautiful later. It was a great walking day. Today’s walk was 11.6 miles.

Day #177 – Walking Through Gallup, New Mexico

Day #177 – Walking Through Gallup, New Mexico

Day #177 – Meeting at end of walk

Day #177 – Meeting at end of walk

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A couple met us at the finish line. Emilio gave Pastor Chick tokens of his deep appreciation for his service (by means of this walk) to this country. He showed him how these tokens are to be placed by showing him his Ranger cap.

Day #177 – Others showing interest in walk in Gallup, New Mexico

Day #177 – Others showing interest in walk in Gallup, New Mexico

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Day #177 – 2 Walkers Joined Pastor Chick through Gallup, New Mexico

Day #177 – 2 Walkers Joined Pastor Chick through Gallup, New Mexico

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Michelle Kellywood saw him walking, parked, ran across the street, and asked if she could walk with him a ways.

When she was ready to return to her car, a man approached also wanting to walk with him for a ways.

The blessing of these two walkers made this difficult walk much more endurable.

Day #177 – A few of the veterans appreciating the walk

Day #177 – A few of the veterans appreciating the walk

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During the time veterans were given opportunity to speak, Emilio Barriga stood up and expressed his appreciation for the walk. He stated that he had seen Pastor Chick walking, carrying the flag, when he was on the way to the VA in Albuquerque. His first thought was that he was a crazy old man. When he thought about it and realized what Pastor Chick is doing, a strong desire to be with him took hold of him. So, this morning when he came to this veterans meeting, heard Pastor Chick speak, and had opportunity to talk to him face to face, he was really blessed.

Veteran Raymond James came up to Pastor Chick, as he was leaving and said “I want you to have this” as he gave him a ‘safety pin flag’. He wants to know when Pastor Chick reaches Santa Monica!

Phillip Ramirez took many pictures at the meeting, which he said he will be posting on their veteran Facebook page.

There were others who spoke their appreciation and support that I do not have individual pictures of.

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