"I strongly believe that the most difficult experiences during my internship resulted in being the most valuable ones...Never have I been so vulnerable and encouraged to deal with what’s in front of me instead of running away from it...
The most important thing I learned while being at the Ranch is this: if sorrow clouds my soul, I won’t fight it. I will allow my tears to flow. I was not meant to be invincible. I bruise easily; my heart is soft, prone to bleed sometimes at the slightest touch. In my moments of sadness, I must be willing and brave enough to allow Christ in my pain, in my pain for the students, in my brokenness - because He sees it all...Christ shares our pain and understands our sorrows..."
The 2018 Agony Ride is July 27-28 in the Sierra Valley.
Will you consider riding in the Agony Ride this year, and bring a friend with you? We’re shooting for 100 riders, and we’re already one fourth of the way there! Need a little push to get back in the saddle? Be inspired by Agony statistics:
• This is Agony Ride #36.
• Mike Boon has ridden in all 35 Agony Rides.
• The Agony Ride generates over 20% of CEM’s annual operating budget.
• In 2016, the Ride brought in $180,000+, surpassing the previous record by $25,000.
• In 2017, the Ride brought in $194,000+, surpassing the previous record by about $14,000.
• Last year, Jonathan Palmer shattered the record for most money raised by an individual at $13,000+.
• Only 12 women have made the 300 club in Agony history. Will you be the 13th?