Right now on the Miles4Meals site it shows the team about 50 miles from Albuquerque traveling at 11 miles per hour. This update is from last night.
The Miles 4 Meals ride continues! As of today, we have surpassed the $17,000 point in our fund raising. That will provide 77,272 meals for starving children world-wide. That is good, but we have a God sized goal of 500,000 meals so that we can feed 1,370 starving children, every day, for a full year! I know we can do this. You can follow our teams progress, both our location and our fund raising at 5oaks.info/m4m, and if you would like to provide a life-saving meal for a hungry child, please donate a $ or two. [I think Jerry means a hundred or two.]
Today, we crossed into New Mexico and rode into Gallup. We are experiencing the fatigue, aches and pains you would expect after seven days of long rides through very hot temperatures, but the team's spirits and determination is still very high. We have witnessed God's hand in this in so many ways and have been truly blessed. I want to thank everyone who has been praying for us.
Tonight we are the guests of Bethany Church, Don & Margo, Alan & Lizzie, and Scott. We just had a wonderful meal that Margo prepared for everyone. You would think that riding 100 miles per day would result in weight loss, but sadly we have been too well fed by our hosts. Not a bad problem to have. We were also interviewed and photographed by The Gallup Independent who will be running a story on our ride.
They provided us with roomy sleeping quarters in their new building.
This past Wednesday, we were hosted by North Point Church in Flagstaff, AZ. We stayed in the homes of Dan & Elizabeth and George & Nevitta. Each of our team were also treated to a half hour massage by Theodora, who is a church administrative assistant for North Point Church and a licensed masseuse. The massage was such a blessing and it made the next day's ride so much more pleasant. Thank you again, Theodora!
Again, one of the true blessings of this event has been the time we have shared with our brothers and sisters in Christ. These churches and families have been so generous, hospitable and just wonderful. I cannot say enough about them. I am so looking forward to meeting our future hosts.
Tomorrow, we will be cycling to Albuquerque, NM and our hosts, John & Joletha Sturdy!
We really could not do this without the support each of you has offered us.
Thank you again and God bless!