The Agony Ride is a demonstration of love, of sacrifice, of surrender. These three things are hallmarks of Christian living, and when lived out daily forms us and directly affects the lives of those around us. Our interns embody this kind of living. And the effects are apparent.
At the Agony, when hundreds of people live this together, the effects are exponential.
So it can be said that the Agony is a beautiful community of boundless giving, as the impact of the Ride on our residents is multiplied and amplified by the dollars given. This week I sat across from a resident as tears filled her eyes as we talked about the new life she has found in Christ. Thank you for helping make this possible.
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Praying for you as you prepare Zoya! Looking forward to cheering you on from Loyalton this year! - Alena
The family will be following you in the Cube.. in Spirit! You got this!!!
Zoya, we admire your dedication, service and passion for helping troubled youth. You have our admiration, love and prayers. Steve and Sue
Zoya, May there be much joy before you! In Christ, Greg and Diane Boyd
Flat rate so you don't hurt yourself! (:
Hi big sis, Always here to support you Your brother in Christ Jeff
Big love from the Majeri... We have just 1 more chemo to go...!
Keep up the good work Zoya.
You go girl!
Cheering for you in your ride this year Zoya! Love to hear the stories from the ranch, you guys are doing awesome work for Christ!
Hi Zoya, Have a fun ride! Appreciate all the ministry that you do at the Ranch! In Him, Henry and Jo
Hey friend! Miss you! Praying that the Lord will strengthen you on your ride. Wish I could’ve ridden this year with you - hopefully next time.
Praying for you friend... Remember the grace given to you by a good and loving Father. You are His!
Zoya, you are still one of my role models. Thank you for you love and commitment to the ranch community. I am so thankful that I can cheer you on this Agony ride.
Zoya! Cheering for you, friend. You're amazing.
Go ZOYA!!! I miss ya, wish I was there cheering you on!
Love you Zoya! Thankful for your ministry!
Love you Zoya!! You are phenomenal!!!
Praise the Lord! Excellent finish, Zoya! We're so proud of you. Hope we can see each other soon.
It was great to see you riding and giving your talents to the Lords work in supporting this ministry! You are an encouragement to us!
Well done Zoya!! You're amazing!!
Amazing job Zoya! What a crazy effort! So cool! praying blessings, rest and comfort.
YOU DID IT CUPCAKE!!!!
YUUUSSSS CUPCAKE! You are almost done! Kick butt my friend! You are such an encouragement with how well you love!! Love and miss you friend! -Megan Eden
GO! GO! GO! You are INCREDIBLE!
Tear it up, Zoya!! YOU CAN DO THIS!!
Good morning Zoya! Don't forget to put on chapstick and sunscreen 😄
yeah zoya!!! you’re doing amazing!! 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
Me again. I love you!! Only a loop and half until your goal! I am so incredibly proud of you.
I love you Zoya !!! You can do this!!
You broke 200 miles!! I’m screaming as the sun rises in Virginia (and making cow bell sounds without the cow bell).
Hey girl. You’re such a champ. God is working good things within you. Keep going your so close!!!
You are amazing! Use the night, and remember you are loved.
CUPCAKE!!! You got this friend! I know you are totally going to kick butt! So proud of you!! Wish I was there to witness how well you're going to do!! 300 miles has NOTHING on you!!! Love! ME
Way to go Zoya!!!! Scott says “persevere!” You’re doing great! 💙💙💙💙💙
yeah zoya!!!! you’re doing awesome!! i pray for sweet peace and blessings over you as you ride and as you rest. i pray that God will give you everything you need to keep going. i am cheering for you from az!!!
Wahooo, you are doing great! I hope you are feeling refreshed with the cooler night air. I’m praying for you that the sturdiness of your frame would be reinforced, knowing that what you set your mind and heart to, you will find the way through.
Great start Z. Wish I was there. Ride like the Wind JC
This message is for everyone! “6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless,Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:6-8
An entire coast away, I am praying for you Zoya! I wish I could be standing at Loyalton to hand you a hard-boiled egg and give you a hug, but this will have to do. Jesus delights to give you power (through the pain) to live out His gospel of love and sacrifice in a tangible way!! These next few hours are radiating that to the Ranch kiddos and everyone watching. I know the gentle shepherd is smiling down on you and your bicycle. And I'm smiling from 2,700 miles away.
yeah zoya!!! what a blessing you are to the ranch family! i’m cheering you on from az!! thanks for riding and for loving the ranch so well.
ZOYA!!!! Man we miss you so much! So proud of you for riding again! We’re cheering you on from WA! Here’s a virtual hug from all of us! (((())))
You are an inspiration, Zoya. Thank you for your faithful love for Ranch students.
Good job riding! I'm glad that you could ride!
Go Zozo! Ride strong! Colossians 1:29 (ESV): For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me. Ride with His strength!
So proud of you, friend! Your love for students and loyalty to the ranch is so admirable and inspiring. You are a pivotal member of the ranch family. Keep it up, Zo Zo! We’re cheering you on and praying for you through the ride!!
You are victorious through Christ! His power rests in you. Praying overwhelming peace and tenacity as you continue to rack up the miles! Love from the Mitten, Nicole Hopkins