Amidst busy lives we often ask ourselves what we can do to help others in impoverished countries. Seattle Chinese Alliance church has offered me the wonderful opportunity to aid Buhoma, a region in West Tanzania. Biking from Seattle to Vancouver B.C. (Aug. 17-18), I’m raising funds for this region to gain essential resources for survival such as clean water, education, healthcare, and sustainable agricultural practices.
At the age of fifteen, I started cycling daily to local areas, whether it was to the school, gym, pool, library, or even a friend’s house. Over the summer, I’d participate in major cycling events such as STP (Seattle to Portland). To this very day, I still have not obtained a driver’s license, which demonstrates how committed I am to my habits. But this summer, I want to do more than just exercise and admire my legs. I want to cycle for a purpose greater than myself.
I learned how to ride a bike in the second grade while all my friends had already learned two years before me. I just couldn’t balance myself and fell off numerous times. During that long and grueling process of learning, I considered giving up. However, there was a glimmer of hope in me that I could prove my critics wrong and learn how to balance on a bike. Eventually, I learned how to balance, and it was a life changing moment. Hope is fuel for life and I want to do something in my everyday routine – cycling – to bring hope to children in Buhoma.
Would you consider joining me by making a generous donation to me and our Team SCAC through World Vision’s official donation platform? 100% of your donation goes to community development efforts in Buhoma, Tanzania. Together we can do more for Buhoma, Tanzania.