In the spring of 2019, friends Tom Balch and Trace Wedel joined Dan Barnett on a ride down the PCH in California. Over lunch they discussed Young Life's vision for reaching more kids in Africa and the Middle East with the hope and freedom that Jesus offers. They dreamed of connecting their shared passion for mission, adventure travel and motorcycling.
Out of this conversation, the Ride incubated. Riding around the Mediterranean Sea, visiting local believers and ministry partners, praying, sharing life stories and capturing those stories on film is just a part of this vision. In countries that ministry has yet to be established, meeting believers, learning of their faith journey and dreams of their countries will be an integral part of this adventure.
These riders have pledged to not only make meaningful connections with local people of faith, but to bring their stories to the global Christian community. Raising ministry partners and financial resources is what this dream is about.