Day Four (The Last)

The last day began dismally. Gray clouds claimed residence of the sky overnight, and began releasing droplets of rain by early morning. Riders were instructed to travel with great caution as mud, puddles, and slippery roads could lead to unwanted accidents. Though the rain grew heavier throughout the first half of the day, the Lord’s grace was so thickly upon each team that all the riders arrived to the lunch checkpoint without a scratch. Cars were packed with riders throughout lunch as they warmed their soaked bodies with heating and cups of ramen soup. Definitely an experience to remember by both riders and the support crew!

            After lunch, the riders finished their 158 kilometers for the day by arriving in Seoul. The bright sun and blue skies seemed to embrace the riders as they rode into Banpo Hangang Park to the much anticipated cheers of their loved ones. Tears, laughs, and hugs were shared as riders and support crew alike comprehended the journey they had just accomplished over the past four days.

            Through the ups and downs of this year’s Ride (literally), Jesus had carried us with His praise continuously on our lips. Though all of us signed up for reasons that varied individually by a degree, God brought us together as one family to fight for His justice and anticipate His glory upon the sex trafficking industry in this nation. Our hearts are full of song and full of hope to see His hand change the nation of Korea.

Thank you for joining us in prayer for the past four days, the 540 kilometers from Busan to Seoul, riding against sex trafficking in Korea. We made it! 

 

 Lunchtime set-up to protect food from the rain.

Lunchtime set-up to protect food from the rain.

 Heated vans = perfect place to keep warm!

Heated vans = perfect place to keep warm!

 Tom's waterproof shoes.

Tom's waterproof shoes.

 Team Justice praying before the last half of the ride.

Team Justice praying before the last half of the ride.

 Last stretch before Seoul!

Last stretch before Seoul!

 Rona and Tine, sisters in Christ, sharing a moment after completing the Ride.

Rona and Tine, sisters in Christ, sharing a moment after completing the Ride.

 Joy and Jojo rejoicing together over the finish!

Joy and Jojo rejoicing together over the finish!

 David's post-Ride meal (yes, all three dishes were his). (:

David's post-Ride meal (yes, all three dishes were his). (: