GRAYLING — Members the Grayling Baptist Church walking from Gaylord to Grayling, while carrying a cross, to raise money for victims of COVID-19, not just those who suffered from the virus, but also those lost jobs and faced other hardships.
“We’re excited,” says Pastor Dave Longstaff of the church. “We will be leaving from Burger King at the south end of Gaylord and walking down Old 27. We will be leaving Saturday, June 13 at 5 a.m. to reach our church on the south end of Grayling.”
The walkers have a goal of raising $5,000 to help people locally who have been affected by the virus in some way.
“We are very excited to be able to do something which will benefit our community,” says Ben Geyer, another of the church’s walkers.
“You know Jesus carried His cross to bear the burdens we all carried,” explains Nick Kreitner. “This pandemic has placed heavy burdens on all of us. So, we are carrying this cross as a symbol of helping to bear each others’ burdens during this time.”
Grayling Baptist Church has also been helping out by bringing in a food truck every Thursday to assist those ending food in the area. Everyone is welcome to participate in this.
To donate to the walk, go to https://give.idonate.com/grayling-baptist-church/give to donate and assist local families.
Grayling Baptist church is located at 705 Madsen Street. There will be celebration at 8 p.m. following the walk. All are invited. Donations will still be accepted at that time.