When you see the famous Sequoias, their grandeur instantly inspires you to think of their Creator. Their massive size and superior beauty speak of the blessings God has bestowed on our great nation. For many of us it was the first time visiting the Sequoia National Park, a well-deserved break for my TFP colleagues who have now been on the road for 20 days.
As we navigated the steep, hair-point turns ascending the mountains, the panorama opened into ever more breathtaking scenes and those in the van often erupted in spontaneous expressions of awe: “Wow!”
In places, the air was thick with smoke. Yes, brush fires are still flaring up in California and we even saw a helicopter carrying a huge balloon-shape container of water to subdue a fire that was dangerously encroaching on family homes at the base of the mountain. Firemen were already on the ground.
The van overheated. We were forced to pull over and let the engine cool off. Time was slipping away. Finally, we made it to General Sherman, the largest Sequoia tree; a mass of 52,500 cubic feet of wood. Again: “Wow!”
We posed for a picture at the base of this powerful tree with our banner: “God’s marriage = one man + one woman.”
The golden rays of the sun set made parts of the forest scintillate with special majesty and we gathered on an outcrop of rock overlooking the valley to sing the Salve Regina in Latin as the sun calmly disappeared on the horizon.
On our way back to the campsite we spotted two black bear foraging for food; one was rather small, probably just a cub.
Please continue to pray for the caravan. I will send you more news tomorrow.
Saint Joseph, pray for us!
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TFP Student Action,
1358 Jefferson Rd.
Spring Grove, PA 17362.
We’ve already traveled over 3,000 miles for traditional marriage and it takes some $107.00 to fill our van’s gas tank. Thank you for considering a gift to this cause. God bless you!