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Biking for Justice

Some of our students, including Matt Enquist, are biking across the nation this summer for justice. Here’s the blog … and we’ll be following them all summer. I am going to do something I’ve never done …
Professors are proud of their students, but this initiative is special for me because the young man who was at the start of this is from our town, the local Covenant church, has a good sound Christian head, and he sees the significance of a holistic gospel. As this team of six bike riders travels across the USA, they will stop in local churches and speak about the ministries and the need for local churches to be active in justice ministries around the globe. They will travel from May 23 to August 17.
I’m asking as many of you as can to make a commitment of .01 (1 cent) for each mile they bike — and I think it is about 3700 miles. This means 37 dollars. And it would be nice to see those who will commit to say so … it’s not bragging or anything. Take it as encouragement for our students. We are asking you to send your checks to one of the two justice ministries they are supporting:
Spark Ventures: Spark Ventures help vulnerable children of Ndola, Zambia with food and shelter. They focus on partnerships, sponsorships and volunteer travel.
Acirfa: This organization was founded by Evangelical Covenant Church folks. Their goal is to make a difference by providing high-quality bikes to underprivileged Zambians. Acirfa partners with Zambikes — they operate a bike factory in Zambia, they employ Zambians, and they make bikes for Zambians.

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Scot McKnight

posted May 1, 2008 at 6:09 am

I’m hoping we get some response to this today:
Kris and I will donate 5 cents per mile.

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katie m

posted May 1, 2008 at 6:57 am

Scot. Dave and I will join you– 5 cents per mile for the peloton. Matt (if you’re listening in), when you reach the Front Range of CO, come find us. We have food and beds, and we know the way across the mountains.

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posted May 1, 2008 at 7:57 am

Scot, Milton and I will join you & Kris with 1 cent a mile for each program; I wish it could be more.

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Sam Burr

posted May 1, 2008 at 9:45 am

Diane and I will join you. We are in with 1 cent a mile. It brings a lot of joy to me to know what these students are doing and pray that they will have great success.

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Matt Enquist

posted May 1, 2008 at 7:03 pm

Thanks to everyone who’s pledged to give money to the causes we’re riding for! Your generosity is encouragement before we’ve even left.
Thanks also to those of you who will continue to read the blog as we travel. Please pray for us, we need it!

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Mike Mangold

posted May 1, 2008 at 10:52 pm

Angie and I are in for 5 cents per mile. Is southern Wisconsin along the route?
God’s blessings on the endeavor and if you need any medical help, let us know…

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posted May 2, 2008 at 8:31 am

Matt, when we went to post our pledge, I couldn’t find an actual pledge thing, so I just donated the money. I’m so excited for you all. I wish I were in shape to join you part of the way. I love bikes.
Blessings and travel mercies to you and all your group.

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posted May 3, 2008 at 2:43 am

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