Forty-six years ago our Parker family moved to Christian Encounter Ranch. Looking back over the roster of students and interns from those years, I'm so blessed to see what they've become and what they've accomplished! So many of them needed desperately to know that they were loved by God and by His Family, to know that they were not bound by the inadequacies of their parents or their own youthful mistakes. Love is what changes hearts and minds and lives. The Annual Agony Ride is a wonderful, concrete expressions of love; and love begets love. Hurting people hurt others; loved people love others.
This is my ninth Agony. Perhaps it will be my last. Perhaps not! Since a virtual option is still acceptable, I will likely be one of those virtual participants again. In 2020 I did 50 miles on my exercise bike at home. Last year it was 83 miles. I'm hopeful that with consistent training and continued strength, God willing, I can ride 100 miles--maybe more?
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You are AMAZING! I want to be just like you, when I grow up! Love you!
Marion The Unstoppable! I hope you are doing well! I'll be praying for safety, strength, and endurance ! 🙏👍🏼💞 Dawn Miller
Go Aunt Marion Go!!
Go Marion, pace yourself!
Aunt Marion, you are an inspiration! Ride strong! Love you <3
You're an inspiration Marion! I am happy to support you and CEM. God bless you dear one!
Dear Marion, What a privilege to be a tiny part of your endeavor on behalf of CER!
Marion, you are an inspiration!
You are an inspiration! Way to go, Marion
Almost finished! :)
Good luck, Marion!! We’re praying for you!! Love, The Conley’s
Stephanie and I are sending love and prayers. We miss you.
You are so amazing and an inspiration to all of us!
Way to go Marion!! We've been following Agony all weekend, and saw the video at the start of the ride with you, John Yates, Boon, etc. Love seeing you on your "chopper"!! Love you, send our love to all around you there in the Valley! We miss everything about the Agony except for that boiling heat you are dealing with-- Whew!
So happy to see your name and your miles!!! Praying for God’s grace and protection!
Good morning Marion! I'm thinking about stacking up lots of boxes with you in the lodge Kitchen, preparing for Agony, good memories! Praying for all your memories past and future, that they would fill you with Hugs!
Now you should finish what you started. Let the eagerness you showed in the beginning be matched now by your pedeling. Ride in proportion to what your body has to give. (Paraphrased) Hebrews
yeahhhh marion!!! blessings on you! what a gift and a joy you have been to the ranch family! what a beautiful and powerful legacy of loving God and loving so many others so well. so much love to you! i’m cheering you on from az!!
I want to be like Marion Parker when I grow up.
I'm praying for you mom! Do what you can and stay safe! I wish I was with you. I'm so proud of you!!!
You are always a rock star, Marion! No matter what! Enjoy the ride with all these wonderful people. You've got this! Love you a million! Rosie
We LOVE you SO much! We're proud of you too.