Tuesday, June 13, 2006

THREE WHO WILL RIDE 2,000 MILES IN INDIA

Here are three of us who plan to ride 2,000 miles through India in January 2007 in order to raise awareness and funds to rebuild Umri Christian Hospital. Joe James (right) is from Canada; Joe is a Bishop of the Free Methodist Church with responsible leadership in India. Bob Yardy (middle) is from Illinois; Bob was born at Umri and is our team leader. I am on the left in this photo taken at a recent planning meeting for Bicycle India 2007. We will be joined by two Indian cyclists and a support vehicle.

FOLLOW OUR RIDE. Please check our Bicycle India 2007 blog frequently to learn about progress in planning and updates. Then, track our journey daily from December 26, 2006 through February 10, 2007 while we are en route. We hope to post photos, video clips, audio clips, and journal entries as we make our way from the southern tip of India up to New Delhi--traveling over 2,000 miles on bikes.

REBUILDING A HOSPITAL. Our effort has one focus: to raise awareness and funds to rebuild Umri Christian Hospital, an aging hospital that serves the rural poor residents of central India. The facility is over 60 years old and needs desperately to be replaced. We need about $400,000 to rebuild it. We're open to every possible source of interest and financial resource. We are working and praying for resources for this hospital and the people it compassionately, healingly serves. If you can help in any way, please let me know.

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