Virtual Lenten Journey around the Bible

Follow along with our Lenten virtual tour of the biblical world.  We walked/ran/biked/skied/swam/yoga-ed through the ancient Middle East from February 17-April 4th, 2021 moving our peg along the course by adding miles participants accrue at home through their exercise. We started in the city of Ur, (in modern day Iraq) where Abraham and Sarah began their long journey toward Canaan (modern day Israel), traveled through Canaan down to Egypt following Joseph’s captivity, escaped with the slaves as Moses took us to Mount Sinai, wandered in the wilderness, crossed the Jordan with Joshua, and traveled to the towns and sites associated with Jesus’ ministry ending finally at Golgotha on Good Friday where we waited until the news of his resurrection on Easter.

Participants received emails throughout Lent with updates, pictures, biblical references, and interesting facts. You may see the content of the emails by clicking on the links below.

Track our progress on Google Earth

February 17

February 18

February 19

February 20

February 22

February 23

February 24

February 25

February 26

February 27

March 1

March 2

March 3

March 4

March 5

March 6

March 8

March 9

March 10

March 11

March 12

March 13

March 15

March 16

March 17

March 18

March 19

March 20

March 22

March 23

March 24

March 25

March 26

March 27

The following emails also include brief devotionals for each day of Holy Week

March 29

March 30

March 31

April 1 (Maundy Thursday)

April 2 (Good Friday)

April 3 (Holy Saturday)

April 4 (Easter)


Bob Rees
Cathy Rees
David DuBois
Deb Stephens
Rick Stephens
Jan Casey
Larry Casey
Jan Porter
Dave Porter
Jenella Bellows
John Buckwalter
Laurel Buckwalter
Karrie Edwards
Cindy Tucker
Beth Slack
Lyle Slack
Sharon Burdick
Vern Burdick
Sophie Luo
Tiersa Watson
The Tim and Jen Smith family
Mary Smith

Kathi Chambliss
Lana Meissner
Linell Soule
MaryAnne Whittemore
Mindy Smith
Mirna Leocadio
Sandra DeMott Hasenauer
Sharon Smith
Sydney McDonough
Mary-Lou Cartledge
Jerry Cartledge
Catherine Chambers
The Jusianiec family
Joan Bowden
Brad Bowden
Shaune Henry
Luanne Crosby
Heather Meacham
John Meacham
Joan Nye
Steve Smith
Lisa Drysdale

Note for participants:

  • For exercise without mileage (workouts, indoor bike machines, walking without a pedometer, etc.) you can use the following conversion: every 1/2 hour light exercise = 1 mile; 1/2 hour of intense exercise = 2 miles.
  • We will list the group totals but actual individual mileages will remain confidential. Laurie will be the only one who knows how much each person contributed.
  • There will be no penalty if you fail to make your daily or weekly goal. Laurie will adjust our route if needed as we go.

“Rise up, walk through the length and the breadth of the land!” 

Genesis 13:17