Donations Administrator, Accountant
Biking for Babies
I am a staff accountant for an agriculture company in Southeast Missouri by day and wife to a very selfless husband, mother of three, CPA in the making, and donation administrator for Biking for Babies by night. I love organizing anything and everything, being outside, and watching my twin boys learn how to keep up with their big sister. I feel blessed to be able to contribute my nerdy Excel skills for God’s glory and look forward to the adventure which is Biking for Babies.
We get too busy to see anything but the finish line of one project and the starting line of the next. We miss out on the moments in between or get too stressed to enjoy them. ..In my youth group program, I have a rule when we meet: be here. For them, that means, put your phones away. But for me, that means invest in what’s in front of you, because relationships matter.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” (2 Timothy 4:7) Except… There are still women who feel lost, who feel uncared for, who feel shamed, who feel trapped, and, ultimately, feel hopeless.
On July 15, 2017, around 100 people gathered deep in a park in St. Louis, surrounded by balloons, laughing children, and lots of trees. Some of them had ridden over 100 miles that day, some were just sweaty because it was warm outside. The 2017 Biking for Babies Celebration of Life had begun.
If you remember earlier this summer, we shared about a training ride some of our Northern missionaries put together in Wisconsin. Well, that was “so last year!” This year’s ride brought new pregnancy resource centers into play, invoked a few more weather patterns, and including a crew of six passionate missionaries for life. Read on about their experience…it’s a good one.
If you’re in the greater Chicagoland area, check out this local opportunity to ride with B4B! On July 15, grab the family and the bikes, and cruise along the Illinois Prairie Path in Glen Ellyn. Support local!
Biking for Babies values showing you firsthand what life-saving work is happening in PRCs due to your financial gifts and prayers. First-year rider Dirk reached out to SWOW’s executive director about what’s been happening in their clinic, and she shared this amazing story with us.
“Two bikes and a crowd. My interest was piqued. This is how I learned about Biking for Babies, at a conference last January. Simply put, I was curious. Curious to use my athletic gifts for more than just myself. ” Read on for the full story!
Erin is a second-year rider for Biking for Babies. Last year, she rode with the Southern Team, even though she’s a Chicago-area native! This year, she’ll be rolling down the Mississippi on the Northern Route. Read on as she describes the PRC she’s been partnered with: Pregnancy Resource Center of Rolla.
Julia is a first-year rider from Orlando, FL. She has been partnered with a PRC in Covington, LA, and we know many of our friends from the area already volunteer with Northlake! She shares how people can get involved both locally and nationally to support this center.
Year after year, Biking for Babies missionaries establish local rides to raise funds, raise awareness, and also to continue training in community. Jonathan shares about last year’s Wisconsin ride, ridden with “gusts of trial and the hills of torment,” and completely blessed with friendships, evangelization, and encouragement. And you can be involved with this year’s ride; it’s this weekend (June 3-4)!