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Tractor Dave Remains Upbeat


The best-laid plans of “Tractor Dave” Wolfsen have temporarily gone awry, as he continues to battle mechanical problems and a tightening schedule.

Wolfsen is traveling across the United States in his 1937 Co-op tractor, raising awareness and funds for the Foods Resource Bank and the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee’s Disaster Response Services.

Mechanical difficulties have detoured his plans, but he remains upbeat. “The Lord has a different picture in mind,” he told The Banner on Wednesday when he was in Leeper, Pa. “He’s opened a tremendous door, and we’re going to step through it as far as we can.”

Wolfsen was headed back home to Fremont, Mich., to regroup and plot how to make his scheduled connections in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and elsewhere.

He continues to find widespread support in his travels. “It’s been astounding out there on the road,” he says. His efforts have already raised more than $14,000 toward his goal of $200,000 for the summer-long tour.

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