Pregnancy Resource Center Liaison
Biking for Babies
Have you ever prayed to find your purpose in life? So many times we pray for health, protection, change, healing etc., but never want ourselves to be the answer. While studying at UW- La Crosse, I decided to answer my own prayers to end abortion by saying YES to joining the prolife movement in 2013. I have since been a proud member of Biking for Babies, taking on various roles. I currently am a rider and the Pregnancy Resource Center Liaison. My job is to find and cultivate relationships with PRCs around the country, thus spreading word of their existence and life-saving work to everyone who comes to know Biking for Babies. Beyond this organization, I also am a Group Exercise Coordinator and Personal Trainer for Green Bay and Appleton, Wisconsin YMCAs. My main purpose is to influence others to establish healthy habits and healthy relationships within their lives; something we should all strive for every day.
An accomplishment such as the 2017 ride and raising $80,000 (so far)–such a physical, spiritual and mental accomplishment–always bring to mind Paul’s final letter to Timothy: “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.
“Because within the incidents and outside of the incidents (including severe thunderstorms, broken bikes, and nonexistent roads), there was immeasurable beauty, joy, trust, hope, and radical love. The fact that we were able to feel the sun, to choose to overcome, to be joyful—those moments reminded us of the beauty of our life, and we were invited not to take them for granted.” Read Sarah’s reflection on this year’s Eastern Ride!
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!