My goal this year is either ride with my two brother at 250 miles, or try and get to a the 300 mile mark if they choose to support me by sagging. My real goal though is to bring as many people that love and support me to be either riders or saggars. The Ranch changes students lives, and at the same time, witnesses of heart change are greatly impacted as well. I have had the honor of being an intern during the agony ride in 2015 and even thought on the surface, an endurance event and a residential program do not mix....it absolutely does. The event is a physical demonstration of the kind of intentional pain the students enter in each day by engaging with tier traumatic stories. The riders are simply trying to enter in the students reality in a rather small way by participating in this endurance event. The riders are pushing them selves for the students, and the students are getting water bottles filled, caching riders off their bikes, getting what ever food form the kitchen is being requested, sitting and talking, and adjusting their sleep schedule all to help the riders in return. I heard it said about the agony ride, "The riders and the saggars are trying to out-serve one another." The selflessness displayed in this event stays with you forever.
Its hard to get a grasp what truly happens here at the ranch day in and day out. So for that reason I am asking all to come to the Valley in July or if the event must be or can be remotely to participate in any way you can. As an intern and now as staff, I still experience my our soul be ministered by being a witness to the students transformational journey. I guarantee that if you come to the event to serve, your own soul will be ministered to even more. Hope to see you all there. Blessings...Paxton
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Rip City young Fitz you are the MAN good luck my friend and god bless you stay strong and prevail your obstacles.
Best of Luck Paxton!
Paxton, you will do great, and it is also pretty cool that you get to experience Agony alongside your brother this year! I'm cheering you on!
Good luck Paxton!
Paxton! Thank you for continuing your work with Christian Encounter! We so hope one day to come out to the west coast and ride or sag but for this year, since that's not possible, we hope to support you and the students through our prayers and donation. Ride your heart out! Thanks for what you do.
Wishing you a safe ride!
Ride strong, Paxton! You got this
Have a great ride Paxton. You are riding for a great cause! From, Jack and Jane
Prayers for your safety, endurance and perseverance guys! Can't wait to write a big fat check!
We appreciate the ministry of Christian Encounter, and all that you do there on a day to day basis, Paxton. Thanks for your heart to ride, and remember- Galatians 6:9 " Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." Enjoy the journey... the best you can. :)
Praying for that knee!
We're so proud of you for doing this and we love you. We're praying for you!
GOOOOOO PAC PAC!!! I cant wait to cheer you on!
Way to go Paxton! So proud of you! You are going to do so well. I wish I could be there to sag, but you have my support from Germany!
Good luck, so proud of you
Go, Paxton! Praying for good fellowship and blessing as you ride for the students.
You Got This!!!
Keep Pedaling! Don't Stop!
Member of Pioneer Bible Church
I've been there twice. Keep pedaling!
GO PAUL GO!!!!!
Praying for your safety, and that you exceed your goal!!!!
Keep charging, Paxton!
Paxton! Thanks for riding and ministry to the students!
Paxton!! You are so close to your goal! Way to go! You got this! Just think in a few hours you can eat as much mint chocolate chip ice cream as you want!!
Pax! You’re doing great! Almost to 200, you can do this!!
Keep going! You’re doing great!
Ditch Max already!
I love you! So proud of your dedication and determination. Be careful. ❤️