Mormon bike

Duration: 12min 33sec Views: 1683 Submitted: 05.09.2019
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You have probably seen them riding bikes or knocking doors in your neighborhood. Two young men wearing suits and ties, or perhaps two young women, striking up a conversation on the bus, in the park, or in the grocery store. These are Mormon missionaries. When members of the Church come of age boys at age 18 and girls at age 19 , they are asked to leave their home, family, and friends for 2 years 18 months for women and devote their full time to the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ. These missionaries serve on a volunteer basis and pay their own expenses.

Why Mormon Missionaries Ride Bikes. Former Missionary Explains.

planbike: The Bike of Mormon

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe. Some folks ride bicycles in Chicago for exercise, while others do it to reduce their carbon footprint. Amanda Aamodt and Emily McCrary pedal for a higher purpose; biking, they say, is the most affordable and efficient way to spread their faith to others around the city. For decades it's been common to encounter young male missionaries—called "elders," ironically enough—dressed in white short-sleeved shirts and black slacks with neckties and name tags, navigating Chicago in pairs on cycles. Female missionaries aka "sisters" on bikes is a more recent phenomenon.

For Mormon missionaries, spreading the gospel by bike is all about practicality

Shaun Gogarty is one of the founders of Pedal With A Purpose , a site dedicated to providing Mormon missionaries with better bikes so they can focus on the real purpose of missionary work. Pedal With A Purpose does this through education on the Pedal With A Purpose Blog , and by outfitting missionaries with the right types of mission bicycles i. A marathon is a Read any guide on preparing for a marathon and you will find within the top ten suggestions: do not use anything new on race day! Many would be marathoners have failed because of a new shirt chafing or new shoes causing blisters with each step.
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