Friday, April 29, 2011


Hey everyone!
I hope everyone had a wonderful week and enjoyed the wonderful warm weather and that everyone was safe from the tornado storms. A quick update is that we are soooo very close to hitting the half way mark in our fundraising. So amazing!!! Thank you to everyone who has been praying and contributing! Also the blog has had 500 views in the past month!
God is good! Have a blessed and relaxing weekend!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Jersey Design

The attached photo is the design for the bike jerseys we will be wearing all summer!  Hopefully by the time we get to Washington DC the white part will still be recognizable.
In other news Martha Joslyn sat down with Bridgewater College's Office of Marketing and Communications for a interview about the trip this summer.  Be on the look out for that press release.  She also has a spot in the Bridgewater College Alumni Fall edition magazine in September for a follow up.
In case you were unable to make it to the spaghetti dinner at the beginning of April, St. Stephen's website has an audio of our presentaion and some pictures curtosy of Joy G.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Fundraising Update

Happy Easter Everyone!
Wonderful news!  We have currently raised about $3,800 for the bike trip!  That is amazing.  We are over one third of the way there!  Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who has contributed and have been praying for us.  With less than six weeks to go, all three of us riders are feeling more excited for the work God has laid out for us to accomplish this summer.
Blake Smith and Martha Joslyn have only a couple more weeks at college so pray that they both push through and do well on final exams. 
Keep an eye out for press releases soon to come!
Again we are so thankful to have friends and relitives that support us!
God Bless!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Spaghetti Dinner Success

A big thank you to everyone who helped prepare and serve the spaghetti dinner at St. Stephen's church on Saturday night.  The riders were completely blown away at all the detailed preparation that went into everything from the table decorations to the food.  Another huge thank you to the folks who came out and listened to us talk and donated money for our trip.  We have raised almost one third of the funds to cover all three of us.  I hope everyone had as a delightful night as we did and we can't wait to do something like this again.  Blake and Martha unfortunately had to go back to school but will be home for the summer in only  a matter of weeks.  Patrick will continue working at the YMCA at home and preparing for what will be an epic adventure.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Facebook, donations, and more!

The blog has not even been up for three days and we have already started to raise money and have gotten lots of positive feedback.  All three of us are very excited at how fast this is taking off!  Be sure to find us on facebook and like our page!
Due to comments concerning the security of online donations, you will find on the side bar direct links to Blake, Martha, and Patrick's bike profiles and donation links on the Fuller Center website.  There is also a mailing address that can be found on the facebook page under info.
For those of you who still unsure exactly what out mission is here is a little more information:

Inspired by the walks of 700, 1,000, and 1,200 miles led by Millard and Linda Fuller in the 1980's, the Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure was born in 2008 by a Notre Dame graduate as a way to invite more people into our affordable housing movement. Our fourth annual ride in 2011 from Washington state to Washington, D.C. will cover 3,600 miles over 60 days, averaging 75 miles/day and including seven build days.  
Why do we ride? It's pretty simple:
1. To spread the word about our ministry
2. To raise money for its work
3. To develop new partners along the way
The result is that the homes of real people get built and renovated, the movement expands and all involved grow in faith, hope and love. The impact is larger than we'll ever know.

Saturday, April 2, 2011


Good news!  All glitches with the chip in widget have been fixed!  Thank you everyone for you patience.  Please feel free to donate through the widget here on the side bar and track our progress!!!  First day up and we have already been donated $121!  Special thank you to today's contributors!  So excited about this :)


Hey everyone,
I have heard from a few of you that you have donated money and we are so thankful for your financial support! Unfortunately I think the chip in widget is experiencing some glitches right now so I am going to ask that donations hold off till Monday. I hope this does not cause any inconvenience!
For those who have already donated, I will confirm the transaction asap.
~Martha Joslyn