Marysville bicyclist rides on faith along Highway 99 from U.S.-Canada border to Mexico to aid street women, kids

  • Friday, September 7, 2018 8:22am
  • LifeNews

MARYSVILLE – Bicyclist Andrew Leaf is riding on faith.

The resident skills coordinator at the Interfaith Family Shelter started a sabbatical over the Labor Day weekend to ride 1,600 miles along Highway 99 from the U.S.-Canada border to Mexico.

The Marysville nativeand M-PHS graduate said he hopes to raise money – pledges of a penny per mile – for what he calls the 1st Mary Magdalene Race to Save Our Children to support two future Mary Magdalene Clinics.

“If we are successful this year, we will be able to purchase two housing campuses and hire enough staff to house and give medical attention to women who work the streets, and children who call the streets home,” Leaf said.

He reminded that Highway 99 is a corridor known for prostitution, drug activity and street living.

Asked how he’s going to feed, rest and spend his time, he said, “I’m going by faith. Two sets of clothes, at least one-and-a-half gallons of water, and people are going to meet me and hand me stuff as I go.”

At press time, Leaf was already halfway through Washington state. You can follow his travels on his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/andrew.leaf.399.

More in Life

Marysville schools honor 4 students

MARYSVILLE – Four students received Equity, Diversity and Indigenous Education Students of… Continue reading

Community briefs

Habitat for Humanity needs volunteer help Friday SMOKEY POINT – The new… Continue reading

Community briefs

February 16

Worst of Snowstorm 2019 over?

Marysville, Arlington clean up slushy mess

Wickedly funny play coming to Red Curtain in Marysville

MARYSVILLE – “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” is a play that… Continue reading

Arlington Eagle Festival lists art, haiku winners

ARLINGTON – Garvin Currell was the overall winner in the Eagle Festival… Continue reading

Faith: Bethleham Lutheran Church tries to distinguish itself from others

Bethlehem Lutheran Church distinguishes itself through the combination of Scripture-based liturgical and… Continue reading

Community briefs

Police help Special Olympics MARYSVILLE – Marysville police, including K9 Copper, are… Continue reading

Hundreds enjoy ‘Snow Day’ at Jennings Park (slide show)

MARYSVILLE – Adults and children see the world in many different ways.… Continue reading

Most Read