The Unique Announcement
The announcement has been made. I’ve gone and done it. No backing out now.
What: Pastor Joe’s Bicycle Trip
From: Casper, Wyoming
To: Batavia, Ohio
Distance: 1,430 miles
Duration: 18 days (June 14th – July 1st)
Why: To bring hope and faith to Brisas Del Mar, Columbia;
To help a community heal from tragedy;
To serve the poorest of the poor;
To empower and equip Emmanuel to be God’s Church
To help with the costs of supplies and travel
How: To pray a LOT
Pastor Joe getting in biking shape by June (no more cookies)
Vehicle support (Bill Maskiell)
Sleeping in United Methodist Churches along the way (or hotels or fields or Bill’s truck)
To gain sponsorships from:
Friends and Families of Emmanuel
Bike Shops between here and Wyoming
United Methodist Churches between here and Wyoming
Lots of pedaling!
Daily updates via facebook and other media outlets
How can you help?
Get the word out
Make a pledge
Invite your friends and families to make pledges
Bike with Pastor Joe (not for faint of heart)
Ride with Bill in the truck for 18 days (also not for faint of heart)
Volunteer to assist with promotional material (t-shirts, websites, etc)
More information will be available as time goes by. Stay tuned. This will be quite a project and lots of help will be needed.
God is Good,