Wheels for Asia - 8 July - 100K Ride raising $ for missionaries

Goal: Raise $1650 for Bicycles in Asia

Wheels for Asia - 8 July - 100K Ride raising $ for missionaries

Goal: Raise $1650 for Bicycles in Asia

$2120

raised

$1650

goal

128%

Message

One addition to my email:
A bike has many parts - all are needed for its proper functioning - so you can donate as little as a spoke, a pedal, a tire, or a whole bike. AND if you prefer, you can also donate anonymously.

If you've already read my email, please scroll down to watch the short video...
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Hello friends!

As some of you know, in early 2004 I herniated a disk in my lower back. For nearly two years, I struggled with everyday life activities that we usually take completely for granted - getting dressed, sitting, sleeping, walking any distance, picking up my kids and playing with them...every one of these things caused severe debilitating pain. Additionally, I often wondered and worried about my ability to eventually resume my AF job or to participate in physical exercise of any kind.

In short, the Lord used this time to remove all things in which I had grossly misplaced my life significance. I feel incredibly blessed now to be a husband and father of four phenomenal kids...to be able to hug them and run, hike, or bike with my family.

All that to say, I have always wanted to do a longer bike ride or run, but my injuries kept me from such an event. After many years of recovery for my back, I feel I'm finally in good enough shape for a long, challenging ride - But my desire to do so has shifted away from wholly self-centered reasons.

In that regard, I have signed up for a 100K (62 mile) bike ride taking place just over TWO WEEKS from now (July 8th, yikes!). And after praying about it (and getting my kids' votes - they ride behind me on a tag-along bike or in a trailer on most rides)...we decided to raise money for Gospel for Asia missionaries who have to travel on foot between the many villages that they serve.

We are hoping and praying that 15 missionaries will receive new bikes this summer - bikes that will enable them to share the gospel with so many more people in villages across Asia. Would you consider joining me in the "Wheels for Asia" ride?

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** Please watch the short video clip below **

DONATIONS TO CAMPAIGN

$50.00USD Greta

7/09/12
Hope it went well! ( Sorry for the belated gift.) We'll be praying for those receiving the bikes.

$220.00USD Britt

7/09/12

$200.00USD Andy

7/09/12
Hope your ride went well bro.

$239.00USD Mark and Elizabeth

7/07/12
Wish we could be there to cheer you on, but I am sure your kids will be superb in our absence! Love this cause :)

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About Bicycles

Help Missionaries Go Farther, Faster

Many Gospel for Asia-supported missionaries spend arduous hours walking from one village to another. With a bicycle, a missionary can visit two to three times as many communities in a day. A heavy-duty Asian-made bicycle is a wonderful blessing and only costs $110 each.

Bicycles are also given through the gift distribution program to help impoverished people earn a better living or get to work or school from far distances. Through the gifts, recipients experience Christ’s love.

About Gospel for Asia

TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES IN ASIA

Since 1979, GFA has existed to fulfill one passion: seeing communities in Asia discover the same joy, hope and lasting peace we’ve found in Christ.

We serve to equip missionaries to minister throughout Asia. The projects funded through myGFA each play a significant part in helping missionaries serve more effectively and in transforming communities with the love of Christ.

Learn more about GFA

100 percent of campaigns donations on mygfa.org preferenced for the field is sent for use by field partners.

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Donations

Name
Amount
Date
Comment
Greta
$50.00 USD
07/09/12
Hope it went well! ( Sorry for the belated gift.) We'll be praying for those receiving the bikes.
"Hope it went well! ( Sorry for the belated gift.) We'll be praying for those receiving the bikes. "
Britt
$220.00 USD
07/09/12
Andy
$200.00 USD
07/09/12
Hope your ride went well bro.
"Hope your ride went well bro. "
Mark and Elizabeth
$239.00 USD
07/07/12
Wish we could be there to cheer you on, but I am sure your kids will be superb in our absence! Love this cause :)
"Wish we could be there to cheer you on, but I am sure your kids will be superb in our absence! Love this cause :)"
Susan
$40.00 USD
07/07/12
Such a great cause! Thank you so much for investing in my life over the past 2 years ... I consider it a privilege to call you guys my "Denver family"
"Such a great cause! Thank you so much for investing in my life over the past 2 years ... I consider it a privilege to call you guys my "Denver family""
Scott
$110.00 USD
07/06/12
We'll be praying for your ride and also for the work the missionaries will be doing on these bikes!
"We'll be praying for your ride and also for the work the missionaries will be doing on these bikes! "
Janet E
$110.00 USD
07/05/12
We have been part of raising money for missionary bicycles in Nicaragua and Africa. It's a great way for the Gospel message to go out. Way to go, Mel!
"We have been part of raising money for missionary bicycles in Nicaragua and Africa. It's a great way for the Gospel message to go out. Way to go, Mel!"
Wilma and Jack
$110.00 USD
07/05/12
Hi Mel, What a great cause. We give you a lot of credit for actually riding so many miles. We will be praying for your safety, the missionaries and the people receiving the good news. We love you ! Mom and Dad
"Hi Mel, What a great cause. We give you a lot of credit for actually riding so many miles. We will be praying for your safety, the missionaries and the people receiving the good news. We love you ! Mom and Dad "
Bridget
$110.00 USD
07/05/12
We'll pray for each of the missionaries who receive bicycles... thanks to your efforts!
"We'll pray for each of the missionaries who receive bicycles... thanks to your efforts!"
Anonymous
$25.00 USD
07/01/12
God bless your efforts to multiply the gospel message!
"God bless your efforts to multiply the gospel message!"
Mark
$110.00 USD
06/29/12
Love this idea! Go Uncle Mel!!! Ava, Kaiya, Reese and Hutch
"Love this idea! Go Uncle Mel!!! Ava, Kaiya, Reese and Hutch"
Matt and Xenia
$200.00 USD
06/29/12
We send our love & support from Mongolia. What an awesome cause! You will be great :-)
"We send our love & support from Mongolia. What an awesome cause! You will be great :-)"
Angie
$50.00 USD
06/27/12
Safe biking and what a wonderful cause!!
"Safe biking and what a wonderful cause!!"
Margaret
$50.00 USD
06/27/12
Spoke ON Mel, Am reading Revolution in World Missions, Aunt Bunny
"Spoke ON Mel, Am reading Revolution in World Missions, Aunt Bunny"
Anonymous
$25.00 USD
06/25/12
Andy Linda
$55.00 USD
06/24/12
We know you can do it, Mel !!
"We know you can do it, Mel !!"
David
$50.00 USD
06/24/12
Rock on Mel!
"Rock on Mel!"
Jeff and Katherine
$110.00 USD
06/21/12
What a great idea.... ride well my friend!
"What a great idea.... ride well my friend!"
Ken
$111.00 USD
06/21/12
These are great bikes, I saw a lot of them in Uganda. Dad
"These are great bikes, I saw a lot of them in Uganda. Dad"
Sigrid
$35.00 USD
06/21/12

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