Bishop's Cycle Ride DAY 14 Mission Accomplished!

August 22, 2017 | Synod Office

14 days.
1235 kms.
32 churches
Cycled, ate, prayed and worshipped with over 500 people
What a pilgrimage this has been!
My thanks to all who have helped, supported, encouraged, hosted, prayed, played guitar or keyboard, ridden, driven the support vehicle, repaired my bikes, posted these Facebook messages on the diocesan website or donated to the diocesan bishop's discretionary fund. I could not have done this without you. My thanks especially to Lorraine for your loving encouragement and prayer support. You are amazing.

This pilgrimage has been exhilarating, tiring, moving, testing and spirit filled.

I suffered one breakdown, 2 punctures plus a slow puncture, and I have ridden 4 different bikes over countless hills, grid roads and highways. I have experienced, almost gale force winds at my back and against me, intense heat, cooler days and a rainy day. I have been chased by dogs, escorted by birds and had bees dance around me flying as fast backwards, as if to say, 'you think your cycling is good, watch what I can do'.

I have been captivated by the beauty of Saskatchewan, inspired by the faithfulness of so many of our congregations and encouraged to be attentive to the God moments that come each day.

Today I cycled a total of 90 kms, first to Canora and then to Kamsack, to an amazing welcome, feast and time of prayerful sharing.

The photo's from today show Whitesand River,

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the church in Canora,

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my arrival in Kamsack and the Revd Nancy Brunt preparing a stick to roast hot dogs.

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Above all I thank the Lord for good health, strength and safety of all involved. It has indeed been an adventure bathed in prayer and the presence of the Lord.

The pilgrimage is now complete but the journey continues. Thanks be to God.