Wednesday, June 8, 2011

An Accident, But A Blessing, And A Test Of Resolve

As Patrick, Blake and Martha make last minute preparations for their departure to Seattle they receive some bad news. Yesterday  a group of eight Fuller Center Bicyclists were riding in the Fuller Center Van traveling to Seattle at the starting point of our adventure. At about evening around 5pm on their way  back from Denver to Boise on Interstate 84-West a tire blew out resulting both the van and trailer twisting, swerving and then flipping over and landing upside down.

The Bike Adventure van and trailer were Completely totaled in the accident
It's a miracle that no one was seriously injured. One of the passengers did suffer a dislocated shoulder, but the others escaped with minor scrapes and bruises. God is good friends, he certainly had hand on each of the riders protecting them during this dreadful experience. Amazingly the bikes they were transporting with them are still in good shape despite the crash. 

Unfortunately the Van and trailer are completely totaled. This is the same van and trailer that the riders were going to be relying on to store our extra gear while they traveled all those miles on their bikes every day. Even though the Fuller Center Cyclists have lost the van they have not yet lost their nerves. The email said that the team is in good spirits and doing their best to stay on schedule.
Alyssa Hostetler getting things together after the accident
Their biggest need at the moment is finding a replacement van. They are looking for someone who would be willing to lend or donate a 12-15 seat van to the cause. Please friends be at prayer with us that God will provide a van for us. As believers we know that our God is bigger than any obstacle and any tragedy we may face and that he is a God who provides.

I know it's a long shot but if you happen to know someone with a van like this please contact the Fuller Center or contact Patrick, Blake or Martha so they can in touch with the Fuller Center ASAP.

For more information about the crash and the riders who were on board the van a the time you 

Thank you for all of your support and your prayers. Jesus said that if you have the faith the size of a mustard seed you can move a mountain (Matthew 17:20). The way our local riders see it if a mustard seed can move a mountain than maybe it'll only take faith sized grain of salt to get a new van.

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