Dan Christopulos' Trek4Missions Page
Welcome to my OCMC 2020 Virtual Trek4Missions page. During these challenging times, two things remain important to me: Bringing the Good News of Jesus' Gospel to people everywhere and supporting our Orthodox Christian Mission Center to send missionaries to the ends of the earth with this life-changing message of Jesus Christ!
Over the next 96 hours (4 days) I pledge to get outside and complete 100 miles on my bicycle by Monday, Sept. 14th in order to raise $1,000 for our collective Orthodox mission work. This will help our OCMC Trek4Missions teams to raise over $100,000 since the feast of St. Herman of Alaska on August 9.
There are over 1 billion people who have yet to hear the Gospel message. They cannot be reached unless there are missionaries to send.
As the new Development Director of OCMC I want to make sure that all people have the opportunity to support this critical work. Donations large and small help us recruit, train, send, and support missionaries who are taking up their cross to follow Christ. We can only do this with your help.
Join me to help send disciples and change lives by donating on my page! Together we can help bring the life-transforming Gospel into the world! Let's Trek4Missions!
The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; Therefore, pray to the Lord of the Harvest to send out laborers into His harvest." (Luke 10:2)
My Trek Blog
We Did it!!!
Thank you to all who supported this effort - WE DID IT!! I was able to clock my final 21 miles yesterday (8 before Divine Liturgy and 13 after) and thanks to Bill for riding with me. ALSO - late last night we surpassed our $1,000 fundraising goal and I received word that another donor is sending a check for $1,000!!! Your collective efforts have helped us to raise over $100,000 for our 28 missionaries in the field. With your support they are spreading the GOOD NEWS of our Lord in a time so desperately in need of that life-changing and life-saving message. God bless you.
by Daniel Christopulos on Tue, Sep 15, 2020 @ 10:02 AM
Sunday Morning Ride
Before Matins and Divine Liturgy was able to do a 12 mile ride. Since Friday I have now put 66 miles on my bike. Thanks Jon Klein for riding with me yesterday!!! Great Vespers for the Exaltation of the Holy Cross at 4 pm and then one more ride around the City Lakes - hopefully 12 more if I can handle it. That should leave me 22 miles for tomorrow to finish up. So, we are at 66% of our goal for miles and just got a couple more donations to put us over 50% of our monetary goal!!! THANK YOU to all who have made donations. God bless you!
by Daniel Christopulos on Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 2:44 PM
The weather warmed up for my lunchtime ride...I think it was at 60 degrees!! Got another 14 miles in to make it to 28 miles for the day. Going to try and do another similar amount tomorrow to get me over the halfway mark. Thanks for your prayers and support!
by Daniel Christopulos on Fri, Sep 11, 2020 @ 3:41 PM
First Ride This AM - BRRRR
It was like the first day of hunting season. I was excited and couldn't sleep. Woke at 4:30 am. Got on the bike at 6:45 am right before sunrise. It was 43 degrees out...BRRR. After a little over an hour logged 14 miles. Back at it later today. Want to hit at least 25. It was so worth it!!!
by Daniel Christopulos on Fri, Sep 11, 2020 @ 11:36 AM
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