Praise God for blessing CEM and especially the students through His loving, protective, and generous Hand on the Agony participants and supporters. A huge thank you to all who partnered with me in prayer and pledges. I look forward to seeing you all at the September Encounter Ranch Reunion.
It is an annual privilege to partner with this dedicated team of riders and sponsors to enable God to continue ministering to youth at Christian Encounter Ranch. For the past 50 years God has faithfully and miraculously rescued at-risk youth and transformed them spiritually, emotionally, and physically through this residential ministry. Like the manna in the wilderness, God is the daily provider while Christian Encounter depends on no government funds.
This year gives me additional motivation to ride again because I have in mind two reunions, the first being in September as the CER family of the past 50 years gathers to celebrate God and all that CER means to them. Wow! A weekend celebration of a lifetime. Personally, I am already experiencing the mounting joy, excitement, and thankfulness of a reunion with so many students I was blessed to work with in the ministry and particularly in the Christian Encounter High School from 1982 to 2018. As I ride, I will focus on and pray for as many of these as God brings to mind. Those memories and joys will keep me pedaling. Beyond September, I also have in mind the grandest future reunion with the date yet to be revealed. This will be the heavenly reunion with all those who have been brought into God's family through a personal living relationship of faith in Jesus. So, Jesus is really the point of the Agony and life itself.
Now for your part in this Agony team. You can partner with CER and me by sponsoring financially and/or prayerfully. As God leads, you can join me with a pledge per mile or a flat amount. Along with my partner Steve from last year, we will be riding 100 to 120 miles here in the Folsom, California area. If you share a prayer request with me, I will be happy to pray for you in specific ways as I pedal and think of you praying for me and all of CER. Thank you for your friendship and encouragement. May God bless you as you partner with Him and CER in loving His youth.
Your Agony partner,
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cheering you on from az and so thankful for your faithfulness to the Lord and for your love for the ranch family!
Happy to support you in my absence. Thanks for riding again.
Dad, we are so honored to be your family! Thank you for the legacy of loving teens that you’ve passed on to me! Our kids are also blessed to have such a servant hearted Papa. Thanks for riding so we can also support! Love, The Bonds
Thanks Tom!! Thanks for helping students like me. Best wishes, You are loved brother, Micah