In 2011, I was a part of a journey that forever changed my life. Along with 14 others, I bicycled from San Diego, CA to Virgina Beach, VA for an organization called Blood:Water Mission.

After reading Don Miller’sA Million Miles in a Thousand Years, I knew that I had to be a part of this journey. I had never bicycled more than 5 miles (I suggest training more than that if you want to ride across America), I’m not the most athletic person in the world, and I was never one to embrace any sort of conflict/challenge in my life.

After bicycling for 2 1/2 months, I finally finished the journey with a whole new view on life and culture. One of the best experiences I have ever had.

The cycling campaign was created to raise money and awareness for clean water & HIV/AIDS support in Africa.

More about Blood:Water Mission

Blood:Water Mission is a grassroots organization that empowers communities to work together against the HIV/AIDS and water crisis. It’s core purpose is to build community through creative social action.

Blood:Water Mission is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded by the members of the multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning band, Jars of Clay, to address the HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa.

Blood:Water Mission exists to promote clean blood and clean water efforts in Africa, tangibly reducing the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic while addressing the underlying issues of poverty, injustice and oppression. Blood:Water Mission is building clean water wells, supporting medical facilities, and focusing on community and worldview transformation, both here in America and in Africa.