Virtual Lenten Journey around the Bible

Follow along with our Lenten virtual tour of the biblical world.  We are walking/running/biking/skiing/swimming/yoga-ing through the ancient Middle East from February 17-April 2nd, moving our peg along the course by adding miles participants accrue at home through their exercise. We start in the city of Ur, (in modern day Iraq) where Abraham and Sarah began their long journey toward Canaan (modern day Israel) and will eventually travel to the towns and sites associated with Jesus’ ministry ending finally at Golgotha on Good Friday.

Participants receive emails throughout Lent with updates, pictures, biblical references, and interesting facts. Those not participating may still view our progress and see the content of the emails by clicking on the links below.

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



Current Participants:

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