Friday, July 17, 2009

15 Year Old and Friends Bicycle State of Michigan to Raise Funds for Orphans

Barrett and friends on a God Sized Mission. Cycling 4 Hope!

Van breaks down nearly every day, on the way to school

Present van that needs to be replaced.

Barrett Mills and his friends have a huge passion to make a difference in other people’s lives. After hearing from his Dad (who visited the orphanage last year), about a children’s home in Rajnandgoan, India that was in need of a new vehicle for transportation, Barrett began to wonder how he could help to meet their need. They currently have an old 1961 Willy’s jeep that is breaking down almost every day. Repairs are costly and time consuming. The children need the van to safely travel to school every day.

While praying for an answer, God immediately gave him an idea. God told Barrett, “get on your bike and ride somewhere far and raise the money for these kids in India”. The school vehicle/van will cost $16,000 US dollars.

Together with his Dad, Barrett is organizing a bike ride to make a difference—Ride Across Michigan--RAM. On JULY 21, he will be leaving Holland, Michigan, along with three other riders, peddling 400 miles to Mackinaw City. This journey will test them physically and spiritually as they ride to raise the money for this leper colony orphanage. This will be a great time for devotions and sharing about Barrett's personal relationship with Jesus and His love for others. World Hope International—Hope for Children--- World Hope International will be partnering with us to manage the money and purchase the van for the orphanage.

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Would you join Barrett and his friends in PRAYER, because without it our goal is impossible! You can commit to praying for our whole riding team as we raise the funds and ride. Read cycling4hope blog daily, as we cycle for hope. This crazy idea Barrett has was born of God and only God can imagine what can really happen with your PRAYER support. It's a God sized mission. Please mark your calendars for JULY 21 – 26 and PRAY for our safety.

1 Timothy 4:12 "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity."

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