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Good Friends, Growing Ministries Highlight Motorcycle Trek

Robert and Irene Lindquist trekked more than 5,800 miles on their motorcycle trip this summer, taking in such sights as the Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest and the Painted Desert. Also high on their list of travel highlights was seeing friends they made and ministries they worked for as members of LCEF’s Laborers For Christ.

Along with seeing the sights from their bike, the Lindquists enjoyed a bird’s-eye view of the majestic Grand Canyon during a helicopter tour, with Irene clicking away on her camera.

Along with seeing the sights from their bike, the Lindquists enjoyed a bird’s-eye view of the majestic Grand Canyon during a helicopter tour, with Irene clicking away on her camera.

“It’s always wonderful to go back to projects and see the work the Lord has done and the blessings that Christians working together can build for the Lord,” Irene said. “It’s a fantastic feeling!”

The Lindquists spent most of May on their 1800 Honda Goldwing Trike–a converted three-wheel motorcycle–traveling from their home in Bremerton, Washington, and originally aiming for the East Coast.

Although unusually cold and rainy weather forced a change in plans, the couple still enjoyed visiting family and friends–including congregants in Brentwood, California, and Spencer, Iowa, two communities they served as Laborers.

Robert and Irene Lindquist, of Bremerton, Washington, say a highlight of this summer’s 5,800-mile road trip on their 1800 Honda Goldwing Trike was visiting friends they made and ministries they worked for with LCEF’s Laborers For Christ.

Robert and Irene Lindquist, of Bremerton, Washington, say a highlight of this summer’s 5,800-mile road trip on their 1800 Honda Goldwing Trike was visiting friends they made and ministries they worked for with LCEF’s Laborers For Christ.

Seeing ‘How His Word is Being Spread’
Robert and Irene are no strangers to Spencer. They worked there twice for First English Lutheran Church–first in 2005 when the congregation built its current facility and again in 2014 when members added a family life center and classrooms for the relocation of Iowa Great Lakes Lutheran School. Read about the IGLLS Oct. 4, 2015 dedication service story here.

The Lindquists stayed with friends from the congregation and enjoyed worshiping at First English–even though they had “just gone through a tremendous rain storm” when they arrived in Spencer on that Sunday morning, Irene said. What a blessing to see “how the work is growing [at First English] and how His Word is being spread,” Irene said.