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Helping out Open Heart Ministries

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Calvary Christian Church representing at Gerry & Nancy’s ministry Open Hearts in Haverhill. Thank you Donna, Kristen & Kyle for serving today!

Saturday Jeep Love

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Winnie showing my Jeep some Saturday #JeepLove Thank you!  #missionforhope #jeepwrangler #jeepproject #jeep #jeeps #wrangler #1941 #since1941

“We’re human beings! Please, just acknowledge us!”

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I’m sitting on a bench at the Beverly train station. I just came back from a meeting of the Massachusetts Coalition For The Homeless in Boston. The MCFTH is s non-profit with thirteen employees, have six programs that help the homeless and a annual budget of close to $2 million. 
They are trying to push through a dozen state bills to help the homeless and about $3.1 billion in state programs to help close to 20,000 people in Massachusetts that are experiencing homelessness. There were about two dozen folks at the meeting discussing the bills and budget and what can be done to get them passed. 
After getting off the train in Beverly I planted myself on a bench to finish reading an article in the Washington Post about a homeless couple in DC. How every other week they are faced with uncertainty if their home, a tent, will be removed and discarded by city workers. A very moving story. 
In the article the homeless woman, Monica, said...
“Acknowledge us!” she said. “We’re human beings! Please,…

Looking for connections

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For the most part I will be camping in National Forests between the cities I will be visiting. I have been doing practice trips since last fall. (http://www.youtube.com/leightonoc) Many people who follow my travels on social media have suggested I get a winch on my front bumper since I am doing this kind of stuff alone. People have also suggested better bumpers and better tires. Since the budget for my trip is quite high already and not fully funded yet, I have reached out to several Jeep equipment manufactures and suppliers suggesting sponsorships in-trade for the gear. I have had no luck forming any partnerships yet. If anybody has any connections with any off road manufactures or suppliers, please let me know. Thank you!

2 months, 2 weeks & 1 day before my departure

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2 months, 2 weeks & 1 day before my departure on June 9th for a 200 day trip across the US that will take me to 30 cities which have highest population of people experiencing homelessness. Planning is going amazingly well and the Jeep communities in each city have some amazing things planned for the Saturdays we will be doing outreach. If you would like to see my route, volunteer, buy me a tank of gas, sponsor a day of outreach, sponsor a leg of my trip or take something off my wish list...this is the place to do it: http://www.MissionForHope.US Plese feel free to share. Thank you! 

My little sermon last Sunday - I only said the word "Jeep" 65 times.

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Mission For Hope photo shoot

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I hired one of the most talented photogs I know for a photo shoot today. 😊 Working on press releases and maybe a PSA billboard for Mission For Hope. 🚙. http://www.missionforhope.us







Good Hope loves animals too...

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Last week, through Wucked Jeeps of New England, Good Hope donated close to 200 lbs of donated dog food to the Center for Animal Rescue and Education in Acushnet,MA.

Preaching tonight about being on the road.

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Preaching tonight at Calvary Christian Church Will be preaching on Acts 8: 26-40 and will be weaving into my sermon about being on the road in my chariot (Jeep). Will be presenting to my church my new Jeep ministries: www.MissionForHope.US , www.JeepPastor.org & www.ChristianJeepAssociation.org Please pray that I don’t say the word Jeep more than 50 times. 😊 🙏

Fresh tracks in the Allegheny National Forest

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Sermon Prep @ Starbucks

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Kenny is way behind on his sermon prep for tomorrow night @calvarycc At least I have the verse. ACTS 8:36 About traveling on the road of course. #jeep #sermon #missionforhope #calvary #calvarycc #calvarylynnfield #starbucksoffice

Streets of Lawrence today

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Ian & I hit the streets of Lawrence today. Gave out hygiene kits, coffee, water, oranges & treats. #missionforhope #jeeps #givingback 











Ian & I heading into to Lawrence to help out.

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@ian_k_ross & I heading into to Lawrence to help out. Yolanda was a real blessing to us @dunkindonuts Thank you. We prayed with her before we left. #jeeps #givingback #dunkindonutsvia Instagram https://ift.tt/2Cl3N53

Kind of some nice press for my trip...

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Jeep Install Day

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Jeep install day. Thank you Mel & Mel! And thanks to everybody who knocked off items on my wishlist for Mission For Hope. I added a few more items to my wishlist this morning. #missionforhope #jeepsters #jeeps #givingback

Would you like to help out in one of the cities I will be in?

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Narrowing down my schedule even more. Please submit the form on the volunteer page on my website if would like to help out on a Saturday in one of the cities I'll be doing homeless outreach in. Thank you! http://missionforhope.us/volunteer
Indianapolis 6/15 Chicago 6/22 Denver 6/29 Anchorage 7/20 Seattle 8/3 Portland, OR 8/10 San Francisco 8/17 Los Angeles 8/24 San Diego 8/31 Los Vegas 9/7 Phoenix 9/14 Albuquerque 9/21 Dallas 9/28 New Orleans 10/5 Jackson, MS 10/12 Mobile, AL 10/19 Tampa 10/26 Key West 11/2 Miami 11/9 Atlanta, GA 11/16 Durham, NC 11/23

I'm on a boat!

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New website for Mission For Hope.

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New website for Mission For Hope. The photo gallery is pretty cool. htttp://www.missionforhope.us

From hummus to burnt trails...

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Monday is going to be install day.

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Monday is going to be install day for three items friends & family donated for my trip via my Amazon Wish list. Thank you & Holly Gagne, Jeff Gagne, Charlie Gagnon, James Mitchell & Kim Mitchell!! Really appreciate your support!! #missionforhope #jeepinstalls #jeepstuff #jeepsvia Instagram https://ift.tt/2NOBXT2

We need more programs like this for our Veterans

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On my mission trip a few weeks ago I went to the Barron Heights Transitional Center in Memphis, TN.  Their mission is to provide the support veterans need to transition into a healthy and prosperous life.  They provide shelter and food, coupled with addiction recovery classes, counseling, and a loving environment that fosters change.  Many of their former residents come back to volunteer and pass on the help they were given to them.
The guys I met were super nice and really appreciated the coffee, cookies, oranges and hygiene kits. Thank you to all my supporters that made this happen. This literally would not of happened without your donations. Thank you!






Video - Rambling through the Ozarks in Arkansas

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This just happened!

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This just happened. #jeepplates #missionforhope #hope #mission #jeeps #jeepers #itsajeepthingvia Instagram https://ift.tt/2NHyXIa

Video - Livin' large in the woods.

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You were with me every mile.

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Made it home little after 3AM. Round trip was close to 4,000 miles. 13 states. 3 weeks. Thanks for all your prayers, support, encouragement, comments & likes. You were all with every mile. Not only were you a blessing to me, but you were a blessing to over 200 hundred people that needed to feel the love of Christ. Thank you!!! I can’t wait to hit the road again! June is not going to be soon enough! Oh...came home to a couple of big surprises. People blessed me by purchasing items on Amazon wish list for June’s trip.



Snowy Detour

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Well of course I had to hit another trail before leaving Pennsylvania. Little narrow mountain trail about 1900 feet up.Video next week. Set arrival time to Beverly after midnight tonight Beverly but it was worth it. 





Highlights of my two days on the road

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Highlights of the last two days on the road. 1 ) Jeep Camp this morning in Hickory Creek Wilderness, PA  2) Last night 3) Selfie - Cooking bacon & cheese omelet 4) Breakfast this morning 5)Cooking dinner on the way to Pennsylvania from Illinois 6) Jeep Camp Wednesday night - Shawnee National Forest - Illinois 7) Horse Selfie - Abbott, Illinois 8) Horses & Hood 
I’m heading home today...unfortunately. It was an incredible three weeks. God truly blessed this mission trip. Thanks for following along, your likes & encouragement!