Word about our intended mission spread throughout the hiding place and we soon had more volunteers than necessary, or, frankly, desirable.
Elijah and I had already selected two to accompany us – Quasimo and Reuben. So the others were all disappointed. I did encourage each one to commit to the all important labor of intercession, and received encouragement myself when they answered in the affirmative.
We made our way North. Knowing that our expedition would take up a few days we kept an easy pace. Especially climbing out by the remaining path in that direction.
We stayed well away from the main road, observing the traffic thereon – mostly tanker trucks.
Reuben found us a nice sheltered spot to pass the night.