Dear Friends, Team-Agonizers & Super-Sponsors, My elderly mom had a heart attack last week & I am her primary caregiver. The Ranch was amazingly gracious to allow me to do my Agony Ride next week. I'm aiming for Thursday-Friday July 30-31 on the Musketawa Bike Trail (formerly the Railroad thru Ravenna, Michigan). I've been to every Agony Ride since 1990 and I don't intend to miss this one....just have to manage a "detour" here! Thank you for your support, sponsorship, good wishes & prayers!! My mom Sharon Douglass is recovering amazingly well from her 5th heart attack. Feel free to send her (and my dad Dan) encouragement at 3734 Center St. Ravenna, MI 49451 and tell them something you love about the Agony Ride. My Agony Bike, efforts & focus were set aside, but I will shift into High Agony Gear next week...I promise! Thank you so much for prayers. I've not found riding partners, so I'll be riding Agony alone-ish. Bike riding is a great time to sense God's Spirit with me, in conversation, Scripture & song, so I won't really feel alone. A couple of perks I'm looking forward to!... It's warm all night in Michigan, elevation just above Lake Michigan, there's not much wind to speak of, and.....the bike trail is only 100 yards from my mom's kitchen! What's a better SAG than that?!! BLESS YOU FOR LOVING RANCH STUDENTS!!!! "The Battle belongs to the Lord!" ~Samuel 17:47 Carol Douglass, going for 350 miles & $7,000 for CEM
Thanks for loving CEM students and me and the Agony Ride and our Great Shepherd!! Bless you!
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Hi Carol, I hope to come help. See you soon. Amy
We are behind you, good luck young lady!
We will seeing you this year! We will be in Michigan at the end of next week!
We're rooting for you, Carol. Stay safe!
Don't know where you rode, but God Bless you for doing it again. I was sagging in Lincoln.
Carol, Congratulations on a great Agony ride once again! Sorry we're so late in our donation. Way to use your gifts from the Lord to impact His Kingdom work at the ranch!
Carol: Thank you SO MUCH, you Guys!! I'm glad Agony could go Virtual this year and happen on your very own Musketawa Trail! Someday maybe I'll get to show you around the Ranch if/when you come visit family in Colfax.
Yay Carol!!! You got over 300, even with virtual!!
You broke 300! Amazing, Carol!
Carol: Thanks, Nate! Agony isn't itself without the Students. I definitely missed them. But a great bonus in my solitary ride: Steve & Becky Greer showed up on a dirt rode along the bike trail to cheer me on. They definitely get the Agony Saggers of the Year Award, sagging out West, then driving 2,000 miles to sag here! They ran off to their wedding and showed up again @ 9:30 pm til I finished. Thanks for the prayers...I felt them.
Last hour Carol-you got this!! Stay strong in His strength-He will lift you up!
We're praying for you, Carol, knowing that as you ride you are filling your time with prayers of your own and likely scripture memorization.. May you feel God near lifting your spirits up throughout your ride. Know that we are carrying the prayers for your mom while you are busy serving in this way. Be safe!
We love you Carol! Thank you for persisting in serving in such a tangible way even in the midst of caring for your Mom. WOW! Be careful! We’re trusting the Lord to surround you and carry you on Angels wings! Fly Carol fly! Praying for a warm-for-once nighttime Agony Ride experience.
“You are my Rock, my Fortress”. Go Carol go!! You are amazing for all your service through the years for the ranch! I was hoping I would get to see you this year at the ride but I heard you were Midwest (?) with you parents. I’m praying for you-for strength and comfort as you ride! You’ve got this!!
Hope you are hanging in there. Hope to be at your parents house 4
Your an all-star rider and supporter of the ranch. Ride your heart out and praise God all the way.
Happy Agony Carol!!!
Go Carol! We're all pulling for you!
stay safe out there tonight, Carol! way to go - no agony is complete without a Carol riding it...
Carol: Thanks Jonathan. And for some reason, Carol doesn't feel complete without an Agony...should that feel like a curse??! Or like I'm hooked on pain? Glutton for torture? Congrats on Spoonerest. Steve and Becky and I grubbed at Applebees today then walked a pier on Lk Michigan out to a lighthouse...we chatted that your way of climbing Everest is the smart family man's way to do it. Your wife and kids still have a husband and dad...with all his fingers, toes, ears and nose!
My prayers are with you for a good safe ride. Stay motivated by whatever means necessary. Know that riders are sending good vibes your way. Use your strength and experience to keep riding, eating, and drinking as needed. You know what to do. You have our support and our love. God speed.
Hey Carol! You are amazing doing this Agony alone! God keep you safe through this endeavor! Keep on riding! Mike and I love you! Mike and DEBBIE Boon
Praying for a warm night and no wind. Go go go!
Your perseverance is an example to us!
You go this. Keep peddling.
Go Carol, go!!! You inspire me - don't quit. You may be the only woman to hit 300 this year!
Go, Carol, go! You can do it! Praying for you as you ride.
Stay strong girl - you can do this! We’re praying for you. See you tomorrow!
Carol, may God protect you as you ride this weekend. We will be following along, praying, and cheering for you. Thank you for riding!
so sorry to hear about your mom, Carol - I hope your ride ends up working out for you. Stay safe!
We are praying for you and your mom. We are with you in advance and are confident God will be blessing your ride planned for next week. May your mom be encouraged by CEM prayers.
Carol, so sorry to hear about your mom - but I am glad she's doing ok, and I am glad you're there to care for her! Praying for both of you.
Carol, I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s heart attack and I’m glad she’s recovering okay!! Praying for you, and looking forward to “seeing“ you ride whenever that is. Go Carol!
John 19:30 Matthew 25:21 Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
Big wheels keep on turnin’ !! Thanks for your efforts today; may God be the wind beneath your wings and wheels — and no matter which direction you are going, may you always have a tail wind! May every minute and every hour be a blessing to you! Love and prayers, Linda
Whether you're home or in the home stretch, THANKS!!!
if this was (normal?) Agony, you're halfway there. well, just starting, resting, riding or done - THANKS You're helping to show kids who don't believe anyone cares that you do
Carol!!!! We love you!!!!
It's getting dark here in Grass Valley. If you're riding through the night, be careful and stay safe. You are awesome!
Thanks again Carol for your love in action for our CEM youth! We have been praying for the joy of the lord to strengthen you and God's protection all around you to be very evident. God bless you and your team.
Well, with the virtual format, you could be anywhere in your ride. We're all praying for you that it's going well and so grateful for your support. Stay safe!!
Carol, Thanks for not letting COVID stop you. As this goes on, we're getting more inquiries, not less. God bless you.