Story update: July 29, 2021
I started this fundraising campaign back on January 01, 2021 as a way to try and acquire donations so I can stay on the road with my ministry Pedal Prayers during 2021. On March 27, 2021, I celebrated my 28th year of doing ministry by bicycle around the United States. Since February 19, 1993, I have crossed the United States 17 times, cycled over 288,000 miles (460,800 km), been in every state but Alaska and Hawaii and in three provinces of Canada, helped out after about 62 natural disasters, built and rehabbed homes with the Fuller Center for Housing and Habitat for Humanity, and spoke almost 1,610 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. I have a cycling jersey that says "In HIS Draft and Service". The url to my ministry website is http://www.pedalprayers.org and it has been online since 1998. This is only my fifth year of doing online fundraising.
I started from Eagle Lake, Florida. Mission Trip 78 started June 25, 2021 from West Monroe, Louisiana.. I am looking at being on the road for at least six more months. So far for the year (as of July 29), I have cycled 2,418 miles (3,868 km). Currently, I am in Harrisburg, Illinois and heading North by Northeast to Syracuse, New York.
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 "Allison" (my short-wheelbase touring 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)