What hunger feels like

What hunger feels like

DRIPPING SPRINGS – Day 2 was a challenging day covering 92 miles from Fredericksburg to Dripping Springs, with wet roads, occasional downpours and climbing about 5,000 feet. But, the cyclists pressed on and made it to Dripping Springs mid-afternoon, in time for a dinner hosted by First Baptist Church Dripping Springs and a birthday celebration for Ben Adair, a Dripping Springs native and cyclist.

With 29 riders participating in Bike Out Hunger-Texas this year, there are many ways each came to be involved in the ride. There are also many personal reasons why each cyclist feels passionate about helping meet the needs of others and raising both money and awareness for hunger issues in our state and around the world.

BOH-2015-day2-32Gavin Huddleston, a member of First Baptist Church of Arlington, joined  because he knows what it feels like to be hungry – to miss a meal because there simply was not enough money left to buy food. When Gavin was in graduate school, oftentimes he only ate one meal a day, and several years ago, he found himself raising his five children on his own. During that time, food was scarce.

“I’m riding because I know what it means to be hungry and I don’t want others to feel that pain,” he said. “I identify personally with this cause and I’m glad to participate in Bike Out to raise awareness.”

Having lived in Texas for more than 30 years, he also commented the ride has allowed him to see many places in the state he had never seen before.

Continue to pray for the cyclists as they have four more days of riding ahead of them. Tomorrow we head from Austin to Marble Falls, but severe thunderstorms are predicted. Pray for the safety of our riders.

Also, join us in praying for the 180 ministries supported by the Texas Baptist Hunger Offering. Pray for the work these ministries are doing to feed the hungry and educate individuals around the world on nutrition and life skills so they can overcome the cycle of poverty. Click here to donate to the Hunger Offering today.

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