I was hungry and needed food. I swung by Sacred Heart church and Pamela and the staff gave me a $10 gift card to HEB, a local supermarket! They also told me of a food pantry that would be open from 1pm to 2:45pm that day!
Feeling “filled up” I headed over to A.M.E.N. Area Ministries for Emergency Needs. Virginia and the staff there helped me out so much! They gave me a big bag filled with canned vegetables, tuna, peanut butter, jelly, a load of bread, cranberry juice, apples, oranges, bananas, dried cranberries, walnuts, and peaches! I couldn’t thank them enough. I loaded the heavy buggy and hit the road. I had everything I needed for the multi-day trek into Austin.
I actually enjoyed the hills. It feels good working towards something, hauling up the incline. The summit is always enjoyable, and so is the trek down. It is rewarding work. I know it will probably get crazy hilly in the next few days, so hopefully I’m not speaking too soon!
A few minutes before sundown I made it to St. Paul’s Catholic Church. I couldnt seem to get in touch with anyone, so I hit sidewalk to explore town.
I made it to the First Baptist Church and there was a group of people there playing dominos. The pastor was there too! Wish I got a picture of the gang, they were having a great time.
I met Pastor Michael Murphy. He immediately dropped everything he was doing to help me out. People’s immediate willingness to help strangers never ceases to amaze me. I almost couldn’t believe it. He put me up in a motel! He also offered to give me a ride into Austin in the morning. I explained how I try my best to cover everything on foot. I gave him a big hug, we parted ways.