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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.
“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!
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.