Bikers visit Hampton County
On Wednesday, June 21, a group of courageous youths along with their team leaders, departed Hunting Island, S.C. (Beaufort County) en-route to California with only the bare necessities for a six-week journey, according to one of the team leaders. Around 1:30 p.m. on that day, the 14-member group found rest on the lawn and highway in front of the Jerusalem Baptist Church in Cummings. As they were resting, Theresa H. Williams, a member of the church, opened up the Fellowship Hall to allow them to rest for a while and fill their water bottle with ice and water before journeying on. The group was so kind-hearted and grateful to rest their sore, tired feet. After about 15 minutes, Williams, along with her grandchildren, took a few pictures with the bikers as the bikers gave hugs of thanks before mounting up on their bikes to proceed on their journey. When they entered into Varnville, the rain began to really pour and they then found shelter in the Piggly Wiggly shopping center and later continued on their way. To the motorists and others across the country, please show compassion to these bikers as they journey to California. Six weeks is a long time to pedal a bike not knowing what you will encounter along the way.
At Jerusalem Baptist Church, compassion is what we do, and is where our doors swing on “welcome” hinges to those in need or those who need a place of worship. The Pastor is the Rev. Dr. Jesse L. Summers. We bid the bikers God’s speed and safety on their journey.