After our tumultuous day at Pendleton, Zac and I were definitely in need of some rest and relaxation. Our stay in Dana Point was the much needed rest that we could have asked for. After an 11 hour sleep, we ate, then read, then slept, then ate, then ate again, and again, then slept. For lack of better words, one of the greatest days of my life. We found out through this experience that we had not been eating nearly enough, and have thus decided to implement more food breaks into our daily runs. Our run today took us through sunny Laguna Beach, and although we were unable to spot the cast of the popular TV show, I can honestly say I have never seen more Mercedes in my entire life. When we arrived at our destination of Huntington Beach, Zac and I sat down to have some lunch at Subway when I noticed a couple of guys all wearing some pretty huge tattoos, one of which was a picture of three crosses with the word “servant” printed across the front. I always love these opportunities to strike up conversations, as tattoos are usually a pretty easy conversation topic. After talking for awhile with these guys, Zac and I found that they were leaders at a fairly large church in Corona, CA. It was such an encouraging encounter, as they proceeded to pray over us and that God would continue to grant us grace and providence on our journey. Both Zac and I as well as the men from the Crossroads church in Corona were all just stoked as we got to see first-hand God using members of the body of Christ to encourage and uplift one another. We are seeing this type of divine encounter on a more regular basis, as Zac and I are beginning to get opportunities to share our faith by means of this run. The physical outpouring of our bodies as well as the spiritual outpouring of our hearts when we receive these opportunities to share our stories should have drained pretty much all of our strength by now, but because of these divine encounters and the ceaseless prayers of our brothers and sisters in Christ, we are met with new strength each day! Keep praying guys, God is moving!