From June 16th, 2008 to June 28th, 2009 our family traveled 16,652 miles throughout the United States and Canada.  We traveled to 35 states, 3 Canadian provinces, and 30 or so major cities where we connected with over 70 mercy ministries that reach out to and love on the poor.  It was a year of obedience, a year of learning, and a year of falling deeper in love with Jesus as we served the least of these.

Our RV (nicknamed Big Buster):

YEAR: 1993

MAKE: Holiday Rambler

MODEL: Imperial

ENGINE: Cummins 5.9L Turbo Diesel

MODIFICATIONS: Big Buster has been converted to run on Waste Vegetable Oil (WVO).  We go to restaurants who fry foods and ask them if we can have their used vegetable oil that is usually located behind the restaurant next to the garbage dumpsters.  Not only has this saved quite a bit in our budget, but it is also good for God’s green earth reducing carbon emissions by more than 75%.  You can learn more about veggie conversion by going to Frybrid or Golden Fuel Systems

Our system was done by Green Eye Autos of Eugene, Oregon.

Ministries, churches and organizations we connected with:

Boise, ID

Boise Rescue Mission

Second Chance Grace

Vineyard Christian Fellowship

Spokane, WA

Jacob’s Well

Calgary, AB, Canada

Calgary Full Gospel Church

Denver, CO

Joshua Station

Scum of the Earth

Sox Place

Kansas City, MO

Cherith Brook Catholic Worker

Holy Family Catholic Worker

Community Covenant Church

Chicago, IL

Jesus People USA

Reba Place Fellowship

Grand Rapids, MI

Stockbridge Boiler Room

Cleveland, OH

Willoughby Hills Evangelical Friends Church

Boston, MA

Park Street Church

Jubilee House (Salvation Army)

New York, NY

Apostles Church NYC

Philadelphia, PA

The Simple Way

Wilmington, DE

Hockessin Baptist Church

Charlotte, NC

Forest Hill Church

neXus Church

Blessings in the Storm

Hoskins Park Ministries

Atlanta, GA

Christian Church Buckhead

Americus, GA

Koinonia Farm

Port Charlotte, FL

New Day Christian Church

Tampa Bay, FL

Common Ground


Orlando, FL

First United Church of Christ

First Vagabond Church of God

Home Sweet Homeless

Jackson, MS

John M. Perkins Foundation

We Will Go

Houston, TX

Friendswood Friends Church

Amarillo, TX

Mission 2540

City Church

Messiah’s House


San Diego, CA

Horizon Urban Ministries

Clairemont Lutheran Church

Harbor Presbyterian Church

Los Angeles, CA

Yorba Linda Friends Church


Grace Baptist Church

Las Vegas, NV

Catholic Worker Las Vegas

Dream Center Las Vegas

Youth With a Mission (Las Vegas)

San Francisco, CA

The Homeless Church of San Francisco

InnerCHANGE San Francisco

First Baptist Church of San Francisco

Cornerstone Church

Medford, OR

Community Bible Church

Friends Helping Friends

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