22 August 2013
Yesterday I hitchhiked from Idaho Falls, Idaho through West Yellowstone and Big Sky to Belgrade, Montana. I got a ride from Four Corners to Belgrade with a guy named Nate. He was going to a Bible study. We had a good talk about the things of God, he bought me a Quarter Pounder Meal at McDonald’s and he dropped me off at the library.
After the library, I walked to Mike’s place. I hadn’t seen Mike since around 2009. I guess I caught him at the right time because he was going to North Dakota and Kansas in a couple of days to see some relatives. Mike has a lot of books in his house and I noticed a few books by Watchman Nee that I wanted to take a look at, but I was too tired. I slept on the couch last night and got a good night’s sleep.
This morning I went back to the library in Belgrade, got on the Internet and checked my two blogs and email. Just before I left the library, I looked up my book High Plains Drifter on the card catalog. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the Belgrade library had purchased a copy of my book. Two or three years ago, I had mentioned my book to somebody at the Belgrade library, but I didn’t know that they had bought a copy.
After I left the library, I walked to the supermarket and bought a loaf of bread. I walked to I-90 and began walking west down the interstate.
I had walked around three miles when someone pulled over to give me a ride. His name was Daniel and he gave me a ride to Butte.
Daniel was a Christian and he told me that he had heard about me and my book High Plains Drifter. He said that about a week ago, he was at someone’s house at Hebgen Lake and they were talking about this guy who hitchhiked and had written a book called High Plains Drifter. I was a bit surprised to hear that because High Plains Drifter has not sold many copies, but the book has been at the West Yellowstone library for at least a few years now. Hebgen Lake is between West Yellowstone and Big Sky.
Daniel and I had a good talk about the things of God and he also gave me some of his lunch. I told Daniel that my book High Plains Drifter was now in four libraries in Montana (Forsyth, Columbus, West Yellowstone and Belgrade). If the Lord has seen fit to find a home for my book in four libraries in Montana, maybe the Lord will give me a home in Montana someday.
Daniel dropped me off in Butte, gave me some money for the road and I headed west on I-90. I was very grateful for what had transpired that day in Belgrade, Montana.