Back in the saddle
Paul says he was persuaded to act again after he learned that the six-metre-high tsunami, triggered by an earthquake, had killed more than 2,000 people. Tearfund is responding to the disaster through a network of Indonesian partners and churches, providing temporary shelters, cooking equipment, blankets, winter clothes, food and hygiene items, as well as repairing water supplies and building latrines and bathing areas.
Paul, who was accompanied on the ride by his parents, says the ride was challenging but hugely satisfying to do.
‘When we set off from Teddington we cycled through Bushy Park and saw lots of deer in the mist,’ says Paul. ‘It was cold at first, but as we left the city the sun came out and it gradually warmed up.
‘The first 25 miles were quite easy and flew by, but the second half of the journey was more challenging, especially as the wind began to pick up. There was one final, very long hill before the great descent into Brighton. I felt relieved and happy when we arrived, and I was looking forward to having fish and chips! We sat on the beach and watched the sun set over the sea.’
Praise God for Paul's amazing efforts; and please continue to pray for people recovering from the tsunami and for all those responding.
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