06 May Day 02 of the World Without Orphans Cycling Team’s coast to coast tour.
Day 02 of the World Without Orphans Cycling Team’s coast to coast tour.
Day two of the biking tour contained mixed emotions. The team has a heavy heart that many of Gennadiy’s thirty two adopted boys were unable to obtain visa’s to participate in the tour. Gennadiy is grateful though that his very first adopted son, 30 year old Andre and his last adopted son, 13 year old Daniel are riding at his side. Today I focused on these two with my camera and my heart was moved by the love and respect I witnessed.
In the opening of the video in this post, Little Daniel is on Gennadiy’s right and Andre is on his left.
I told Andre’s story on Capturing Grace (www.capturinggrace.org put Andre in the search box) last year when I rode with the team from Paris, France to the Atlantic ocean.
About this bike tour –
Pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko and his team of former street children from Mariupol Ukraine have a big vision. A world without orphans. In 2011, they began a ride across the former Soviet Union to dispel myths preventing families from adopting children who needed families. This started a movement to go global, and since that first ride, they have crossed Europe and Asia and have seen over 200 children be placed into forever families! They only lack North America to complete this journey around the world.
Learn how you can be part of this historic event as they ride from Los Angeles to Miami in the Summer of 2018 to raise support and awareness for the global orphan crisis and promote adoption.
Go to https://soworldwide.org/2018-bike-ride/ and see the events planned for your area!
Last year I rode with Gennadiy and his cycling team as they made their way from Paris, France to the Atlantic Ocean, proclaiming their message of a World Without Orphans everywhere they went.
See the stories on my blog at https://capturinggrace.org and select France.