loren Eric Swanson: Rowing Across the Atlantic

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Rowing Across the Atlantic

This is from a friend of mine, Jerry Edmonson, who is pastor of the Fellowship of Cinco Ranch in Katy, Texas (www.thefellowship.org). Fellowship was a member of the second Leadership Community for Externally Focused Churches and did a remarkable job during Katrina and Rita. He writes this to those in his church as he kicks off a new series
Friends and Family,
I am sitting here reading an article about Sarah Kessan and Emily Kohl. They are rowers, Purdue graduates, who were participating in the Woodvale Atlantic Rowing Race, which boasts itself as the toughest rowing race in the world. In late November, more than 40 two-manned vessels setoff from La Gomera in the Canary Islands in 24-by-6 foot boats. Theirdestination: cross the Atlantic to Antiqua, the West Indies, 2,900 nauticalmiles away. This last Sunday, after 46 days of rowing they got hit by a waveand capsized - leaving them stranded for some 16 hours before beingrescued. What an incredible feet. Fewer individuals have rowed the Atlantic than have climbed Mount Everest. I know one thing, when you and I look out into the uncharted waters of tomorrow it takes courage, faith and vision to leave the shore. This weekendwe will look at what it takes to face the unknown, get in the boat and leave the shore! I look forward to seeing you this weekend, if you can't make it, you get the podcast


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