Story updated: July 12, 2020.
I started this fundraising campaign on January 01st as a way to try and acquire donations so I can stay on the road with my ministry Pedal Prayers during 2020. This is my 27th year of doing ministry by bicycle around the United States. Since February 19, 1993, I have crossed the United States 17 times, cycled almost 283,000 miles (452,800 km), been in every state but Alaska and Hawaii and three provinces of Canada, helped out after about 60 natural disasters, built and re-habbed homes with the Fuller Center for Housing and Habitat for Humanity, and spoke over 1,500 times at churches .
I feel very strongly that GOD called me out to be his feet and hands on the road as a living example of James 2: 14-26 and Matthew 25: 31-46. This is why I consider myself as being a "Missionary Servant Evangelist" instead of being a regular evangelist. The url to my ministry website is http://www.pedalprayers.org and it has been online since 1998. This is only my fourth year of doing online fundraising.
During 2019, I cycled almost 8,408 miles (13,453 km) in 22 states. Along the way, I was able to speak 72 times at churches in 2019. Mission Trip 75 continued on till February 07, 2020. I added an extra 586 miles (938 km) so the total for the trip was 8,994 miles (14,390 km) long and another 13 more speaking times at churches so the total for this was 85.
Mission Trip 76 started March 07 from Hattiesburg, Mississippi. I'm looking at cycling maybe 7,000 miles (11,200 km) during this upcoming trip in at least 24 states. So far, I have cycled 3,492 miles (5,588 km) in sixteen states. Currently, I am in NE North Dakota and heading towards Grand Island, Nebraska. Because of the Covid-19 Pandemic, I haven't had many chances to speak at churches along the way but this hasn't stopped me from giving counseling, food assistance, and prayer support to the people who I meet along with being a silent witness to the thousands of motorists who are on the same highways with me through the signage at the back of "Alice" (my recumbent) and also the messages on my cycling jerseys.
I will update this campaign as often as I can by updating this message. God Bless all the donors to this campaign. Thank you in advance.
In HIS Draft and Service,
Rev Hans (the Cycling Rev)