02 - 10 - 2014 Penns Valley Pastor to bike ride across the USA for orphange
[CDT] - The idea came to KR Mele in prayer. He would ride thousands of miles across the country on a bicycle to build a worship center for his Penns Valley congregation and to help orphans in far-off Zambia. Now all he needed was a bike. But what the pastor of Family Life in Penns Valley church lacked in equipment he made up for in drive. Heâs immersed in a training program for his journey, which begins in April and will take him from California to Florida, more than 3,000 miles. Along the way, he will spread the message of his church. And with money he raises, Mele hopes to build an orphanage in Luanshya, Zambia; to dig a fresh water well at another location in the African country; and to help his own congregation build a church.