Pilgrim has been approaching the Celestial City for weeks, knowing that on one hill is a place where he’ll find not only rest but a circle of friends and instructors. Fellowship, refreshment, and zeal for companions committed to taking messages of beauty and truth to others, both on the pathway and not yet there, await him.

Date: September 20, 2018—September 27, 2018
Appearance: Nearly there—unexpected blessings where journeys meet
Format: Vlog

Storytelling is active. It’s something all people do: it’s in our DNA. Pilgrim hears others’ stories and tells his own to anyone who will listen. The compulsion to share stories is what we writers have in common. It drives us to think, remember details, write, and get stories out to others.

Date: September 19, 2018
Appearance: Storytelling: The Pilgrim Journey
Format: Vlog

Each new obstacle Pilgrim overcomes adds a chapter to the story he can tell to those he meets. Challenges, especially in areas where cresting rivers and floods are barriers, lead to stories as residents and helpers work to clear away debris, repair damage to roads and buildings, and deal with losses. In the process, God’s promise to comfort those who mourn brings a vision of restoration: “To give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.” (Isaiah 61:3, NKJV)

In communities where downed trees and heavy spirits make joy seem impossible, God is planting in the lives of people who follow Him, to make them as majestic and upright as the most beautiful trees standing. The journey—and the story—continue.

Date: September 18, 2018—September 25, 2018
Appearance: New chapters and more stories to share
Format: Vlog

Comfort, encouragement, supplies, shelter, information, and friendship are some of the ways that people receive help at key moments. Pilgrim receives physical, social, emotional, and spiritual help as he journeys.

We see the needs of our neighbors who are recovering from storm effects, and we respond as we can while rejoicing in the special aid many are providing. In what ways are you in need of help as you journey toward Write2Ignite 2018? #writingjourney #write2ignite2018 #w2iteens2018

Date: September 17, 2018—September 25, 2018
Appearance: Where can Pilgrim receive help on the journey?
Format: Vlog

No one loves waiting or feeling stuck during a trip or project. Christian has escaped the Slough of Despond. What will a stop at Write2Ignite Conference do for this traveler, who’s making stop-and-go progress on a journey?

Date: September 16, 2018—September 23, 2018
Appearance: #w2iteens2018: Pilgrim escapes the Slough of Despond
Format: Vlog