Day 8 - Coming Home!
BEFORE - September 20,2014
Ready to ride 700 miles for life.
AFTER - SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
Arriving home after riding 700.5 miles for life.
Why we ride, why you prayed, why you gave financially and why Lakeshore Pregnancy Center exists! So that generations yet unborn shall hear of ALL the miracles HE did for us.
We began today with breakfast and a prayer in Ludington. The sun was just up and the day promised to be beautiful AGAIN!
Along the route we experienced many great moments and a few surprises. Fresh-from-the-oven cinnamon rolls were delivered to us at our break in Pentwater (thanks Tebos family), friends cheered us on with signs and cheers in Shelby and then came and
sent us on our way with a prayerful blessing. (Thank you all for tracking us down!)
The colors we amazing but we were all ready to get home. A final break at Duck Lake State Park, a final ride along the shores of Lake Michigan and two stops in the last 10 miles to change flat tires.
We then got close to the thing we have all been riding toward the past 8 days...the finish line.
As we were round the bend to the cheers of our families and friends we knew it had all been worth every mile.
With banners waving, horns blowing, and tears flowing we rode into Maranatha having completed our goal.
You have ALL been an integral part of our success! We have all raised over $102,000 for life! We do not believe God is done blessing us for we know that "He can do more than we can think or imagine."
Just before arriving today we made a quick stop for a final picture and to say goodbye to one another knowing that once we saw all of you we would not want to be drawn away again.
Here is a glimpse into that moment.
As we took a final group photo we gathered to pray one last time, thanking God for the way He has protected us, provided for us and promoted life through this ride this ride.
We count it ALL joy to Ride4Life and thank you all for joining us in so many ways!
Your 2014 R4L team
Riders - Don, Sherry, Bonnie, Garry, Jonna, Jennifer, Bobby,
Kelly, Patty, Ivory, Val, & Amy.
SAG (Support & Gear) team - Terry, Mary Ann, Nancy, Diane & Carolyn