The Agony is great in many ways. One is very simple and obvious: it’s an opportunity for me to ask people to give money to support the students of the Ranch. Because I get to see these young people every day, I know the courageous way they’re working to overcome what’s been done to them. I know how important it is to give to them, and I want to do my part to raise up an army to stand behind them and carry them forward. As you hear many times during those 24 hours up in the Sierra Valley, they’re worth everything we can possibly give them! It's an honor to serve at Christian Encounter and an honor to ride in the Agony.
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Nathaniel, May our Lord bless you richly as you, along with others, "present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God" (Romans 6:13). We're pulling for you! With love and prayers, Daddy and Mama
Ride for God's precious ones.
Excited to support you this ride Nate! Praying for you as you prepare! -Alena
Soop! We'll be praying for you!
Thanks for everything you do for the people whos's hearts need mending. And thank you for taking such good care of my baby brother.
I have a lot of money riding on you kid, so hopefully you win this thingy
We thank God for the blessing that you and the CER family have been to our family, and ask Him to bless all of you in every way! The McClanahan family
Nate - We pray God watch over you while you "agony" for Him & students
Nate, In honor of your mother in law Alison Arcadi we support you!! The YaYa’s
Hey Nate, Thank you for all that you do, may your ride be blessed with safety, strength and joy! We’re praying for all of you, Roy and Patty
Nate! So cool that you get to ride again this year! I miss you guys a ton but still supporting you in all you do there! Thank you for leading the Ranch so well with care, wisdom, and humility. I’m cheering for you from a distance!
Do it for the Ice Cream!!
Thank you for reaching out to us. We hope that you and your family are doing well. I bet that Lily is so big now! We hope that this Agony ride brings you joy as you look towards the prize just as Christ looked beyond the cross towards the prize (Hebrews 12:2). The Hosang’s
Love you brother. Wish I could’ve ridden this year with you. Hopefully next time! Praying the Lord will give you strength in the agony!
You had such a big impact on my life during the 2016 Agony ride. Thank you for your years of impact on the ranch community. I am so thankful that I can cheer you on this ride. GOOOO NATE!!!!
You got this Nate. Thank you for riding and for all you do at the ranch. Sending prayers and love your way.
Love you Nate! Thank you for your faithfulness to our God and His Kingdom!
Stoked to have gotten to hear about the whole experience from you over the phone and pumped about all the personal records you set for yourself this year!
Nate Boyd!!! You are almost there! Well done friend! You have kicked major butt! Your commitment to CER and God has always been so inspiring and encouraging to me! -Megan Eden
You’ve almost made it! I love you and am proud of you :) May the Lord show you just what he wants for you these last few hours, in every way—in your mileage, your ministering, and your communion with Him. “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you”!
Push through the finish line Nate, we are with you and praying for you!
yeah nate!!! you’re doing so great!! keep going!!! “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1-2
Stoked for you! Keep up the good work!
Timmy says, "Go!" We love you and are praying for you!
Do not be afraid or discouraged for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you. Love you Nate!
You're doing a good thing, Nate. Thank you for living out the love you've received. Praying for you through the night.
go nate!! you’re doing awesome!! cheering you on from az!! i pray for strength and endurance. i pray that God will give you everything you need as you ride and as you rest. you got this!!
Hi Nate, Great job making it through the day and riding away into the night! I hope the temperatures are making things easier. Wishing you lots of joy as you pedal! ~ Marcia
Nate, thank you for the good work you do each day. I appreciate seeing how the Lord has shaped you for this time and for his good purposes. As you ride, I hope you can also be ministered to and encouraged.
Good job getting past 100 miles. Your goal is very attainable. I am proud of you. Don’t forget your bacon. 😂
Hello! (ria) 加油! Keep peddling and never forget in a traditional Risk board game Australia is always the most important territory!
We're proud of you, Nate! Love you like a brother
You're in my thoughts and prayers Nate. I'm so curious what the Lord ACTUALLY causes you experience. Be well and be safe!
You are such a Godly example of a shepherd and loving, "earnestly from a pure heart" (1 Peter 1:22). Each mile is a work of sincere, Gospel-empowered love. I'll be praying for you! Ride strong, Nate!
This message is for everyone! “The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9: 6-8
You are a consistent and faithful steward, and God knew what He was doing when He brought you to the Ranch. Thank you for your love for the students and for your example of sacrifice and commitment. Keep up the good work.
Keep on pushing Nate and hope the wind is at your back! Love you and praying for you.
You are doing great Nate!!! Praying for the Lord to sustain you throughout this ride. Keep it up! It’s cooler now so you can crank those miles out!
go nate!!!! i know so many are blessed by your love, service and sacrifice. thanks for all you do for the ranch! rooting for you from az!!!
Ride strong! I’m hoping to make it sometime in the middle of the night to show up and pull you some extra miles! Colossians 1:29 (ESV): For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me. Ride with His strength!