There are no easy answers or quick fixes when it comes to addressing the cycle of poverty. But that’s no reason to ignore it. The complex economic, social and spiritual issues related to poverty demand a comprehensive and multi-pronged response.
The Reformed Church in America, Partners Worldwide, and World Renew/CRWRC—an agency of the Christian Reformed Church in North America—are walking with the poor, seeking to fulfill God’s call to defend the cause of the weak and fatherless and stand up for the rights of the oppressed (Psalm 82).
The Sea to Sea Bike Tour serves as a way to further enable the Church to respond to that call. Individuals, groups and congregations are encouraged to get active in serving the poor in some new way, whether in your own community or half a world away.
Funds generated through the tour will be used to support new or ongoing initiatives in the areas of business and community development, and will provide people around the world with access to clean water, immunizations, and other vital medical services. Additionally, 35% of the tour proceeds will be distributed to local programs that assist the poor.