The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Cycling through the elements

Joe Timmins planned to ride his motorcycle 1,000 miles in 24 hours to qualify for a cycle organization.

But his wife, Sandi, added to his trip. She’s a board member of Godparents for Tanzania, which provides vocational training for Tanzanian students and a home for Maasai girls.

It was founded by Dwayne J. Westermann, an ELCA retired pastor from Roanoke, Va.

Timmins rode across four states, through a traffic jam, thunderstorm, rain, fog and forest fire smoke, raising more than $4,000—scholarships for eight to 10 students for a year.


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