Part of my drive to hike the Appalachian Trail was to raise money to help families with the cost of Christian education. All the money donated for this hike is being directly applied to the scholarship program of the Dayton Christian School System. My heart goes out to the middle income family…to those families that truly desire to enroll in our school but simply cannot afford to do so. I have not drawn any salary from these funds and I personally purchased all my own gear, equipment, food, supplies, and clothes for the thru-hike Every dollar you donated will go toward tuition scholarship for students to attend Dayton Christian/Xenia Christian School.

I was able to raise a little under $40,000 for student scholarships. I hope to have an update on the distribution of the funds and the number of families assisted shortly after school begins in the fall. A big, capital, boldfaced, underlined THANK YOU to all you contributed and made my hike an event to impact Christian Education.



19 thoughts on “Support

  1. Diane Brads

    We are in on supporting your hike…haven’t decided on what level yet.

    Charlie and Diane

  2. Ben Rough

    We will be supporting you, Dad.

    • Your words of encouragement over the past several months have been such a support to me already. Thanks for the financial commitment as well!!

  3. paul

    The Pyles are in. Go take a hike, Dave.

  4. Brent

    Good luck! It will be an awesome trip.

    • Thanks for the encouragement. I was at the Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark presentation last month and heard about your thru-hike on the AT. I appreciated your comments a great deal. I am looking forward to the trail and having a go at Katahdin.

  5. Beckie

    Should be a tremendous experience. Praying for all your “getting ready , taking off, hiking and finishing!!

  6. Beth Whitaker

    We’ll be supporting you Dad! LOVE what you’re doing and are proud of your determination.

    • Thanks for not thinking I’m crazy (or at least not saying it out loud). I am energized by your excitement about the adventure.

  7. Because we are crazy about your son and his precious family & would be honored to support you and the cause of Christian education – count on the Florida Corbetts supporting you as well!

    • Florida Corbetts – although we have never met, my son speaks so highly of you and you have been so kind to him over the years that I feel very appreciative of your input into his life. Thank you for caring for him, for supporting Christian education and for being interested in my hike!

  8. Robin Cunningham

    We will be supporting you with our prayers and financially! Hike it forward!

    • Robin – Your prayers are so appreciated and greatly needed. Your generous support for providing scholarships for Christian families thrills my heart. I am so grateful for your involvement. I totally agree – Hike It Forward!!

  9. We will be supporting you in prayer and financially. I have enjoyed each and very one of your posts. You’re living the dream!

    • Thank you for faithfully reading my blog, praying for my journey, and financially supporting the hike. May God bless you as you continue to follow Him. He is Risen!

  10. iheartpalmspringsca

    Me thinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow. ~Henry David Thoreau

    Prayers, love and hugs, friend! ~Bruce & Sharon

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