They arrived on Saturday -- the cyclists from Sea to Sea. They're riding their bicycles from Seattle to New Jersey to raise awareness and funds to fight poverty in North America and around the world. It was amazing for our tiny church (40 families) to welcome about 170 cyclists and their support team. They camped in a park beside the Columbia River.
On Sunday, we worshiped together with them.
People were strewn across the lawn in front of the band stand, where ever there was shade. It may be the first worship service in history that began with a sample of Queen's "I Want to Ride my Bicycle".
Two Canadian cyclists stayed at our house for a couple of nights.
Dora and Alida are doing the whole distance -- a few cyclists are doing a segment, such as Seattle to Denver, or Grand Rapids to New Jersey. They're my new heroes!