Impact! Cycle China teams are about seeking God in our own lives and seeing how He moves us to have a heart and a vision for the work that He is accomplishing in China. You will have a chance to experience the thrill of seeing rural China in a way few foreigners get to from the vantage point of a bicycle seat!
We see in Jesus' ministry that He often first went up into the mountains to pray and then went out and ministered to people in need. Impact! Cycle China team members will spend time praying in strategic places such as temples or mountain shrines. We will pray for light to shine in a very dark land and then go out to meet with those who have never heard the Good News that Jesus came to share.
After arriving in China, you will have time to meet with the other team members and receive orientation for your trip. This will include time to get acquainted with your bike and other gear in order to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable trip. The next day will find you riding out of the town into the Chinese countryside!
The time in town will be quite comfortable, but you should come prepared for very simple living conditions. Accommodation will be in tents or small country inns, and we will be enjoying the local food. There will be 8 or 9 days and around 600 km of cycling, praying, worshipping, seeking and discovering. The team will then return to town for a time of debrief and a short time of sightseeing and shopping before you return to your home country.
Contact your local base office for dates of forthcoming teams. Or if you have a group of eight or more people who would be interested in doing an Impact! Cycle China trip, please let us know and we'll contact you about putting together a trip just for you!
If visiting areas with little or no exposure to foreigners, staying in tents and small country inns, praying in strategic places, spending time worshipping together, taking advantage of the opportunities God puts before you, and of course cycling 60 km a day sounds like fun to you, then you're the kind of person we would like to see join an Impact! Cycle China team! Due to the physical nature and remoteness of this trip, you will need to be in excellent health and physically fit, able to cycle up to 80km in one day without any problems. A servant heart and plenty of patience will surely add to the depth of your experience in China. Come prepared to impact others and to be impacted!
If you are interested in being a part of this team and feel that you satisfy the health and fitness requirements, or if you would just like further information, please contact your local AM-CCSM office.
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