500 Days

On February 14, 2024, 69 days after God inspired me to travel down to Hokitika, I made an interesting discovery. February 19 would mark exactly 500 days since leaving Alexandra on October 7, 2022, and had been travelling around ever since. It is also the 50th day of the year. At that point, I would have spent precisely 40 weeks in hotels and motels (including two nights I won as a prize on August 8, 2023), 10 weeks (70 nights) in my car, and 150 nights in my tent, for a total of 500 nights. Incidentally, my first and third proposed baptisms were also separated by exactly 500 days! (Feb 18, 2021 – Jul 3, 2022).

February 19 would also mark exactly 7 months and 7 days since I ran out of money on July 12, 2023, and had to start sleeping between my car and tent.

Interestingly, 7 months and 7 days between July 12, 2023 and February 19, 2024 is exactly 222 days! There is no other month in the year where if you start and add 7 months and 7 days that it adds up to 222 days. All the other months come up short using these particular dates.

The reason I found that interesting is because exactly 7 weeks earlier on December 27, 2023 – at almost the exact same time (approx. 7:23 p.m. & 7:32 p.m.), I discovered that the Hebrew root word of the words “blessed” and “blessing”, add up to 222 in Hebrew Gematria! Thus, February 19 would mark 500 days since leaving Alexandra, the 50th day of the year, and 7 months and 7 days or 222 days since running out of money on July 12, 2023!

The night of February 18–19 would mark my 70th night sleeping in my car, and my 28th in a row since January 22, 2024. Incidentally, February 18 would be day 500 since leaving Alexandra, and three years to the day since my first proposed baptism at the Yardenit baptismal site in Israel in 2021. It also marks the second finding of John the Baptist’s head, as celebrated by the Orthodox Church on February 24.

February 19 also marks day 1,700 since setting my Elijah Challenge on June 26, 2019.

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