Port Angeles pastor returns after 1,376 miles prayer tour
August 12, 2017
The Rev. Joe DeScala, director of Mended church, is greeted by his wife, Makayla DeScala, at the completion of his 1,376-mile trek around Washington state on Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Port Angeles, Wash. DeScala made his running, bicycling and kayaking journey to raise funds for orphans and widows. (Keith Thorpe /The Peninsula Daily News via AP)
The Rev. Joe DeScala, director of Mended church, is greeted by his…
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A pastor who traveled more than 1,300 miles via bike, kayak and foot around Washington praying and raising funds for orphans and widows has returned to Port Angeles.
The goal of the trip was to raise $10,000 for the church’s new Orphans and Widows fund, $5,000 of which went toward funding the trip. The rest went to the fund.
He raised $10,098, just past his goal.
“When we started the Orphans and Widows fund it was to raise awareness for those who experienced loss,” he said. “Everywhere we stopped we would have that conversation with people. A lot of…