Thursday, July 7, 2011

A HOT Challenging Day 2!

The 8 men riding start the say with devotions.  Scott has been
leading the time of devotion.  Day 2 focused on doing justice.

Here is an update from Tony on Day 2:

It is early morning on Thursday, and I’m writing this from my hotel room.  I wanted to shoot off this note before our day’s activities begin.

Yesterday we traveled 90 miles from Beavercreek to Westerville. The temperature was in the mid-90’s for most of the day.  Seeing it coming, we decided to get an earlier start than the day before, and it was a good decision as we were able to bite off 40 miles before things got really hot.  It was another great day, but not without its share of challenges.  The fun began in the last thirty miles as our team experienced five flats.  The changing of the flat is not really the challenging part, actually it is standing in the hot sun on asphalt during the change.  A few of the flats occurred on the open road with sparse trees.  Lastly, mixed into all the stops for flats, Bill Burton had a bad fall.  You can see from the attached photo that he was scraped up pretty badly (We cyclists call that “road rash”).  Despite his discomfort he finished the day’s ride.

Today we have 100 miles ahead of us.  Pray for safety and moderate temperatures!


a HOT 95 degree day!
Still in great spirits after a bad fall.

Prasie:  Donations went over the $150,000 mark on Day 2!  The team is also only $5,000 away from reaching one of its goals, and that is to raise all the funds needed to purchase and equip another ultra-sound RV for Pregnancy Solutions and Services. 

Prayer Request:  Please keep the team in prayer - for safety and the opportunity to be a great witness to those they meet along the way on their 400-mile journey back to Hudson Ohio.

He has showed you, O man, what is good.
   And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
   and to walk humbly with your God.
Micah 6:8 NIV


Jacquelyn Stager said...

You guys are amazing. After a bad case of "road rash" , 95 degree temps, and 5 flats, you can still say it was a great day! Praying for your safety and success today!

Robert Stager said...

Dear Bike Challenge guys:

I admire your stamina and your dedication of justice and mercy. May the Lord grant you endurance and strength, as well as travel mercies today.

Tim Schofield said...

Thanks for the update Tony. Praying for a smooth ride and hopefully cooler day today. Appreciate the Micah Bike Team and for the commitment you are giving this week to help share the love of our Great God. Grateful.

Tim Schofield

Michelle Delly said...

Praying for you guys!! Can't wait to read more updates and hear what God has done through you with this trip.

Stacey said...

Praying for you all and am overjoyed to see God using this amazing endeavor for His glory!

Barbara said...

Colossians 3:23
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for The Lord, not for men."

Thank you for all you are doing for The Lord and these wonderful ministries! It is such a blessing!
Barbara Ammirati

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