Prescott, Arizona to Sedona – Photographing for World Without Orphans Cycling team as they cross the U.S.

Prescott, Arizona to Sedona – Photographing for World Without Orphans Cycling team as they cross the U.S.

Today our World Without Orphans cycling team started the day at beautiful Willow Creek lake, just outside of Prescott, Arizona. Our team cycled 62 miles through the Arizona desert, up and over 7000’ Woodshoot Mountain. The upside of this strenuous, climb? Twenty miles of down hill, ten of which was was a white knuckle 8% grade that wore on our brakes and provided heart stopping 40+ mph speeds.

We ended the day at our destination of Sedona, Arizona. Sedona is an Arizona desert town near Flagstaff that’s surrounded by red-rock buttes, steep canyon walls and pine forests. We hiked (yes, after a 62 mile bike ride) the very steep, and beautiful, Chimney Rock. Our efforts were rrewarded with some amazing sunset photographs. These photos and video tell the story of our day, Tuesday May 15th.

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
.— From https://soworldwide.org/2018-bike-ride/)

For daily updates on this coast to coast ride text the word orphan to 797979.

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