I want the girls at the Refuge to know that I would go up 7 devils the rest of my life for them. I want them to know that this ride is not about me, but about how incredible they are. I want them to know that they are worth it. I couldn’t do this for myself, but i can sure as hell do it for them.
Everyday I am reminded of the endless cycle of evil that girls being trafficked experience. As I climb up a hill, praying that around the corner a downhill is coming, only to be disheartened when the hill continues, I think of the girls trapped in sex trafficking who daily pray for rescuing from this evil, only to be disappointed.
I have never seen The Refuge Ranch. The odds of me ever meeting a girl recovering at The Refuge is very slim. So why dedicate a summer to strangers? I think that’s the point. I’m learning more and more that selflessness is the whole point. Why not use our resources, in Pedal’s case, the platform and our bodies, to serve others? Why not use your resources?
I was reminded that trafficking impacts all of us somehow someway. That stories bring us together. People hurt. We all love. However, we all continue to find strength amidst the brokenness in this world. Ray will forever be in our hearts. He was as we biked to breakfast and then had a 15 mile day ahead of us. We couldn’t stop talking about him. We never will. The brightest people, always leave the greatest impact.