Thank you all sooooo much for sponsoring me in this year's Agony. That was absolutely brutal but I managed to break the "Double Century" mark and finish with 202 miles. (well above my goal of 150) It is a wonderful thing to give to a cause like Christian Encounters knowing that 100% of the money generated through the Agony Ride goes toward helping young people, who could otherwise never afford it, get into the program at the ranch, get clean, get an education, get life skills and hopefully encounter their loving savior along the way. Hopefully, you'll consider sponsoring me again next year! Thank you again!
I just want to say thank you to everyone who sponsored me this year! I'm so greatful for your partnering with me to support the Ranch! Today is the day and I'm ready to go! Thank you for your prayers!
I am excited to ride this year in the Agony Ride! This will be my second time and I figure, since I didn't die last year, I could do it again! Besides, I love the Ranch!
Please consider sponsoring me and know that the funds raised are going to a very worthy cause. You can do a flat pledge or if you are feeling adventurous, make a pledge for each mile that I peddle! Every dollar raised will go toward supporting these young people, teaching them life skills and showing them that following Christ is the greatest treasure in life. Every dollar helps! Thank you in advance for your support!
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Thank you for riding again and letting Jesus' love shine through you, your sermons and your servant heart.
Matt: Love you guys! 🙏
Way to go Pastor Matt! Enjoy the ride! We’re praying for you and cheering you on!
Matt: Thank you friends!
With one Agony ride under your belt, you've so got this Pastor Matt!
Matt: Thank you so much Beverly!
What's the difference between a well-dressed man on a unicycle and a poorly dressed man on a bicycle? Attire. Why can't a a bicycle stand up by itself? Because it's two-tired! Why did the bicycle go to the psychiatrist? It had cycle logical problems. Whatever attire, whatever physical or psychological condition, praying for strength and joy through it all.
Matt: Hilarious. Didn't see a bunch of dad's jokes coming from you. Haha. Thank you so much Delaney!
Pastor Matt, woohoo, another year riding. Looking forward to cheering all of Team HSBC on again this year. Praying for a safe ride for all of you!
Matt: Thank you Susan!
Matt, You better beat 150 miles! Make me pay you more!
Matt: I hope so too! 😂
Praying for a safe and blessed ride! Thank you for consistently setting our hearts and minds back on Christ every Sunday so we can start each week focused on him. I wish I could be there, but I'll cheer and pray for you from afar! "Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us." Romans 5:3-5
Matt: Thank you so much Anna! And I appreciate your prayers more than I can say! I'll see you Sunday!
Finish strong for Christ and the youth!! "I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:14
Nearly there, fight for the finish!
NIV1984 Psalm 90:17 May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon (you); establish the work of our hands (legs) for us— yes, establish the work of our hands (legs). You are already well over your goal! Praise be to Jesus! Cheering you on from afar! Ariel officially accepted/recommited to Christ last night! She and Troy met with Shane and Grace Rodgers after. God is good!
GO GO GO!!
Great job Pastor Matt! Enjoy seeing Christ's creation at night!"I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken." Psalm 16:7-8
Keep going Pastor Matt! God is with you! "I lift up my eyes to the hills—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep." Psalm 121:1-4
praying for you guys, have fun!
We will sponsor you for $100.000
2 rides, 126 miles ridden, $619.50 raised
2022: 126 miles, $619.50 raised