Monday, January 28, 2008

He wants to walk around the world

"One of my biggest fears is to look back on my life and wished I would have lived it differently. Therefore I refuse to live a life of mediocrity. I meet so many people who have lost sight of their dreams and ambitions and settle for something else. I feel like I have been given this gift of life and I want to live it to the fullest."--Daren Wendell

One of my favorite books as a young woman was Peter Jenkins' Walk Across America--the true story of a disillusioned young man who decided to trek across the country in a quest for meaning. Along the way, he found God and even a wife.

Today I met a remarkable young man whose vision is even greater--some might say crazier. But Daren Wendell's life motto, straight out of John 10:10, is "live life to the fullest," and he wants to walk around the world.

Daren estimates that his trip will take about 7 years. His goal? To raise money for the Blood Water Mission, which aims to "empower Africans to build healthier communities through sustainable clean blood and clean water solutions."

Me interviewing Daren in the Radio 91 studio

You can find out more at Daren's website. I hope to blog more about our interview later, and perhaps include some sound clips.

An award! Yay!

What a great way to start off a Monday! Grams of has bestowed another award on me...

The ever-encouraging Grams writes:

"Cindy has a excellent blog for sure!! She is a wonderful Christian lady. She is a radio announcer and she has all kinds of interesting information on her blog!! I really love this lady and you will too if you go visit and find out what she is all about!!"

Grams, thanks so much. You are a blessing!


Ashley said...

I loved Jenkins' Walk Across America! I read it twice, but I had a hard time getting through the second one.

Several years ago, one of my gifted 8th graders wanted an on-going assignment for her English class. I had her read that book and write a diary entry for each chapter, as if she were on the journey with him. She really enjoyed doing that and came up with some really great insights.

Congratulations on your award!

PJ said...

Daren sounds like a remarkable man, indeed. I'll check out his site. I love the quote "I feel like I have been given this gift of life and I want to live it to the fullest." AMEN

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