The Ranch is one of my favorite places... From 2018-2020 I had the honor of being an intern at the Ranch, which turned into one of the best yet hardest experiences of my life. Two months into my internship, I had the chance to experience my first Agony ride as a sagger, and I was overwhelmed in the greatest way possible as I watched the Ranch students experience love and care in a way that many of them have never experienced love and care before. So, that is when I decided that I wanted the chance to ride in Agony at least once in my lifetime, and 2022 is that year! I am so excited to be a part of how God uses Agony Ride 2022 in the lives of the students, interns, staff, saggers, sponsors, and riders.
Thank you for your prayers and for choosing to sponsor me! Your gift will make a difference in the lives of many young women and men as they make the life-altering choice to live at the Ranch where they will receive constant love and support from the interns and staff beyond the Agony Ride.
Emma J. McDowell
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Go Emma!! Good luck and have fun -- love the cause that you're supporting! -Aunt Sarah & Uncle Scott
You got this!!
We will all be cheering you on, Emma! You can do this!
Woo! Good luck Emma!!
Love you Emma! Show Jensen how it is done!! Ha Ha Be safe my first born grandchild. We love you so much!!!!
Go, Emma! We are so proud of you.
We will be rooting for you and following along. Also praying for lots of energy and safety as you give your time and energy for the students at the ranch! Love you!
We'll be praying for you and other riders!
Go out there and have fun! Maybe one of these days our whole team will ride!
You got this Emma! Praying for your safety and endurance to finish the ride. God be with you. Betsy
Good Luck Emma - I am sure you will do great and what an awesome way to give back and challenge yourself.
Good Luck Emma! John, Denise, Cade, Max and Jex
Way to exceed your goal Emma! That is fantastic!
You are so Omazing. Congrats. You are super lady. I had no doubt that you could do this. Jesus was with for sure. He is so awesome that way. Enjoy the rest of your trip. Love from both of us
Emma, congrats on reaching (and exceeding) your mileage goal!! 🎉🚴♀️ We’re very proud of you and know you’re inspiring and helping others. Rest up and enjoy the rest of your time in sunny Cali!!! ☀️
In addition to being so proud of you and so amazed by your stamina this last stretch, i am thankful for the amazing community of support you have cheering you on both here and in person in California. You have done an awesome job. Rest well tonight...it may feel even better than the rest you had 1st night home from those 15 day wilderness hikes? Love you!
Just a little over 2 hours to go. They say the last 15 minutes is the best. Can't wait to here your story. You definitely have run the race for the Lord! Hugs your way from Pappy and me.
P.S. You’re not allowed to stay in CA…just in case that thought crosses your mind. :)
COFFEE, FRENCH FRIES, COFFEE, FRENCH FRIES….2 iced coffees, 2 lemonades, and 4 medium French fries :P
I bet you are thinking you are craZy!!!! Welp, you are, but that’s a good thing!!!! Someday we’ll reach your awesomeness level…but, probably not!! You are the best!! :)
“You got this Emma!” says Brenton.
You are on the home stretch. Even if you don't get to 150 miles, you are an Omazing rider.. Prayer for God's strength to get you through. Love ya
Your bum is probably aching...the legs feeling like spaghetti in mud, but you are almost done...keep pushing...I know you can finish this. Dig deep now. You have already done so awesome!
A little under 4 hours left. I know with Jesus you can do this. You are a very strong young lady. This will help out the ranch so much. Praying for all the riders to come in and be safe. Pappy and I love you!!!
Less than 6 hours to go. You and Jesus have this. What an accomplishment you are doing. Praying for all the riders. Stay safe Love UUUUU
I can see you gaining a little late momentum....I am rooting for you and praying you can set your sights on the goal and remember all the students you are helping, pouring yourself out so that others can feel valuable!.. Here is a excert from a prayer from Henry Suso.."You have shown me that even the most terrible suffering can be beautiful, if it is in obedience to Your will. And so the knowlegde of the sacrifice Your son has shown has enabled me to find joy in my own suffering." Keep going Emma!
Wooohooo! That’s a lot of miles, Emma!! Scott just said he gets tired driving 80+ miles so you’re doing an AMAZING job!! :)
Good morning Emma Jean, I am so proud of you and you only have a little under 7 hours to go. I am praying for God's strength. endurance and love to bring you through. Love you so much!!
Is the sunrise greating you yet? It will be soon. I pray it brings you a second wind of determination, strength and excited energy!
Hi memma. I’m sure you’re so tired. But you’re such a champ. And so so loved. You’ve been there for me since the beginning and I can’t thank you enough. Love you keep it up.
Belle woke up this morning and said “EMMA” on her way down the stairs!! :) Go Emma!!!!
Your wonderful little dot is on the move again!..keep going strong..praying for deep reserves of energy. "Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome." You are strong! You can dig deep!
You got this Emmy!!!!! So proud of you. Keep going
YOU CAN DO THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Praying for strength and joy at this lovely hour of 1:37 am!!!!! <3
Always remember: "you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think."
I'm watching your little dot...it is trucking along well.. I wish I could stand along the road and see you victoriously making each connection. you are almost half way to your goal..I hope you have found a nice pace and system of breaks and movement and are feeling good..keep hanging on! love ypu!
Pappy and I are praying for you!! Love you! We know you can do this. Rest, Drink lots and sleep a little. Only 14 - 1/2 hours to go.
Great job, Emma!! We’ll be thinking about you — enjoy the California sunset :)
Hi Big Emma! How are you doing? I hope you know that I will be thinking about you a lot while you are riding! Just know that you can do it an know that you have lots of people thinking about you! I hope the rest of the bike ride will go well for you! ………….. GO “ BIG” EMMA!!! 😁🎊❤️🤩 With lots of love,,,,, “Little” Emma.
The Bible tells us to run the race with endurance. You can do this; only 19 hours left to go. Go Go Go With love
WooT-WooT!! You are rocking it!! Amanda, Brianne, and I are pretend jumping up and down on the sidelines!! <3 Also, aren’t you relieved that we are not the ones keeping track of your miles?? :) :)
One trip around! awesome....keep digging deep for the strength you need. "We all have an unsuspected reserve of strength inside that emerges when life puts us to the test." Isabel allende..I know you have it deep inside you...the strength to keep going...make sure you are drinking enough fluids and eating some good nourishment! I am exciting to keep watching your progress. love you!
Praying for you friend!! <3 YOU. CAN. DO. THIS. <3
We love you Emma! Keep crushing it girl!!!
You hiked in the wilderness for 15 days, TWO years in a row!!!! This is nothing!!!!
Praying for you pretty lady!! YOU GOT THIS!!!! <3
Holy cow! 25 miles already???? Out of the 4 bosses, you by far are the BOSS!!!!
Hi memma you’re doing great. i am so proud of you. God is with you the whole way, remember that. you got this.
Hang in and keep pressing forward. What a great goal you have!
3 hours in and I know you are doing well. Pappy says pace yourself. Like the Choo Choo. You are gonna make it!!! Hope everyone is safe. Love ya
Can you teach me how to ride a bike?? I would like to ride 100 miles next year…preferably with you!!
You got this Aunt Emma!!!! <3
Don’t listen to Allison’s crazy messages!! You’re beyond awesome!! You got this!! We’re cheering you on from afar!!!!
Don’t ever let your butterfly bush die…it’s a PAIN to pull out…but I’d rather do that 10x over tonight than be in agony!! You’re A+MaZing!! <3
Emma! So proud of you for riding! Stay safe and ride strong! Colossians 1:29 (ESV): For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me. May He give you strength as you ride with his energy!
You got this little sis!!!!!!!!!!!
I know I just messaged you but I am rooting you on. With Jesus I know you can do this!! Be safe and Pappy, Linus, Castor and me send our love!!
Way to go Emma! the first hour is probably the hardest. Have fun. be safe and enjoy the beauty of God!! Love you
Go Emma!!! Have fun on your ride!!
Take a deep breathe. enjoy each moment. recall your first memories of this amazing event as an intern. stay focused...set a good pace for yourself..I believe you can accomplish more than you allow yourself to imagine, but accomplisment is not just numbers and stats...it is showing love through difficulty, working well with others, showing appreciation for each person no matter their task at agony. enjoy everything about each part of this event! Now go and pour yourself out! Praying for safety for all and an unimagined amount of energy!
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