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Great Weekend Ahead!

It’s going to be a great weekend. I can’t wait for it to get started!

On Saturday and Sunday, I’ll be representing you in a group bicycle ride from Phoenix to Rocky Point. It’s a 207 mile two-day trek with Bikes Fight Poverty. Its purpose is to raise awareness and funds to build homes for needy people in Rocky Point, and in other places around Central America.

I’ll try to post something on our church Facebook page sometime during the ride — but no promises! (You’ll forgive me if I forget, right?) However, you can follow our progress to Rocky Point by clicking on the link below. It will be active at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday. I am in group 11.

Follow 1Mission Bike Ride

So far, our church family has contributed over $2500 toward this project. Thank you for your support! If you’d like to add your contribution, the campaign is open until March 22. You may do so by marking your check “Bike Ride” during worship on Sunday. Or you may give directly by clicking here:

Give to 1Mission Bike Ride

By the way, several of you have expressed an interest in joining me in helping to build the home your donations will provide. I’m still gathering the details from 1Mission, but I do know this: the Bikes Fight Poverty Homebuilding Project will occur on March 22-25. I believe it will cost about $250 to go on this trip, and no particular building skills are required. I’m looking forward to constructing the house your gifts will have built — and if you can join me, that would be fantastic!

Finally, while I am away this Sunday, I’m delighted that Allie, whom you already enjoy as a member of our music team, will bring her band, Northern Transit, to lead us in worship. We’ve had them with us in the past, and it’s always an encouraging and meaningful morning of worship under their leadership.

In addition, Erik Lundin, who was in our youth group many years ago, and who now teaches in the Religion Dep’t of ASU and GCU, will be our guest speaker for the morning. He’s a lay leader in a Peoria church plant, and is taking the day off to come speak for us. He’ll continue our trek through the New Testament by teaching from the little letter of Jude. I’m very proud of Erik and have enjoyed watching his spiritual journey for the past fifteen years. I know you’ll show him your customary Cowboy Church hospitality.

Blessings to you all. Pray for safety and strength for me and the 150 others who are riding to Mexico this weekend. I’m proud to represent you all….

God bless you,