Saturday, September 26, 2015

Day 8

Final Day and finally home! What a unbelievable week we have had! So many great sights, memories, trails, roads and miles. New friends, new struggles, new victories and new mercies were found every morning! 

We met this morning for our final breakfast in the community room at Naders Motel in Ludington. (Thank you again this year for your gracious hospitality Naders staff). Diane and Mary Ann cooked eggs, bacon, and french toast. What a way to start the day. We left today not long after the sun came up heading along the lakeshore into Pentwater. 

The Tebos family and friends greeted us along the route with music and cinnamon rolls. Thank you, they were so delicious.  
We rode through Pentwater and into Hart to connect to the trail. We made great time as we were all anxious to get home. The trail  connected in Hart but was closed. We gave it a shot anyway and it worked out well. 

We made a couple quick stops in Shelby and Montague to "refuel" and on into Muskegon. 

As is our tradition on these rides we stop short of our final destination for a picture, prayer and team goodbyes. It is always a sweet time. 

While there in the park, we met a homeless man who was astounded with what we were doing. We gave him a bunch of our leftover break food. 
He was so touched - as were we. 

It was a reminder that this ride is so much more than taking a 700 mile bike ride. It is about doing life together, valuing all life and being Christ to everyone we meet along the way. Unexpected conversations of life, redemption and God's love. That's what this ride was really all about, that is what pregnancy center ministry is all about, that is what Christianity is all about. 

We encourage each of you to go looking this week for unexpected conversations, encounters and opportunities that God puts in your path. 

Thank you to each of you for a great welcome home reception! It was wonderful to honk horns, give hugs necks, share tears and eat together. We thank you for your love and support throughout the week, we could not have done it with out you and our God!

 Ride4Life 2015 - 

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, (or ride)

do it all for the glory of God.

I Corinthians 10:31