2018 was a very big year for Ridden Word. We gave bikes away all over Baldwin county to people in need. We were able to put a smile on the faces of over 20 kids this Christmas. Words are not able to express how much a bike can mean to a family in need. The bikes we deliver are covered in scripture which can introduce them to a relationship with true HOPE, Jesus Christ. Since the start of Ridden Word, we have now been able to give away over 725 bikes in our community! 725 ways the Gospel reached places it might have not otherwise been able to reach. And now we are able to spread the Gospel through meals provided each week.
Upper Room has grown very deep roots this year and a majority of the credit goes to an incredible lady named Lisa who stepped up and volunteered to run every Wednesday night. During this time we have made a schedule of routine churches and groups who sign up to provide meals every week! In previous years we struggled to find meals each week, now we have a waiting list for people wanting to prepare the meals! It is truly amazing how God has met this need in the community!
We have several ideas to continue to grow in 2019 including a bike program in Florida, more community events, and adding a shower to our facility in order for people in need to be able to shower on Upper Room nights. Thank you for your continued support in helping us reach people in need in our community.
We encourage you to be a part of Ridden Word; we are always looking for more volunteer help at the shop. We meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 430-7pm to work on bicycles. No skills are required to serve with us, only a willing heart. There is an opportunity for everyone to help. Come help us write on bikes, wash windows, sweep, scrape stickers. If you have any questions about how you can help us at Ridden Word this year, contact us and we would love to talk with you.
“He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction."
Verse of the Month
“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus."