Will you support my 500 mile ride for JUSTICE?

This July, I will be riding my bike with a group from Cincinnati, Ohio to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. (509 miles) to raise awareness and money to fight modern day slavery–> human trafficking, sex trade and other forms of violent oppression.

In addition to cycling, we will have the opportunity to connect with churches and communities along the route, educating them about the realities of modern day slavery and sharing tangible steps we can take in our own lives to bring an end this horrible reality.

Please take a moment to learn about Venture Expeditions, International Justice Mission and how you can support my ride.
















The ride is organized by  Venture Expeditions, a community that empowers people to benefit the world and discover their souls through adventure-driven humanitarian efforts.

Their Vision: Benefit the world. Discover your soul.

I will be riding with a group of more than twenty people of all ages and walks of life. Our tour is called the IJM Freedom Tour and you can read more about the specific route and cause here.

Check out this video about Venture Expeditions and their mission:



The organization we are raising support for is International Justice Mission. IJM is a human rights agency that brings rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local officials to secure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute perpetrators and to ensure that public justice systems – police, courts and laws – effectively protect the poor.

Their Vision: To rescue thousands, protect millions and prove that justice for the poor is possible. ™

IJM’s justice professionals work in their communities in 12 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America to secure tangible and sustainable protection of national laws through local court systems.

Check out this awesome video about IJM:

IJM is the reason I am going to law schoolthis fall and pursuing international human rights. My dream is to work for/partner with them one day. I am passionate about what they are doing and the impact they are having in the world.

I have never cycled before, but I have been training for about four months already, and I cannot be more excited about this opportunity. I am so humbled to already be involved in their efforts, even in a seemingly small way.


In order to do this ride, I must raise $3,000 for the trip (half of which goes directly to IJM), but I also must finance my new road bike and gear. Total, I need to raise almost $5,000 to cover both. This is a daunting task, but I have faith funds will come in at the right times.

I am hoping that you might consider contributing to this cause and my ride. Most importantly, however, I am asking for your emotional and moral support as I continue to train and prepare for this trip. If you feel lead to help me financially, you can donate to my ride online here. It also has instructions on how to submit via check if that is more comfortable for you.

For donating online, there is a tab called “sponsor a participant,” and my name is on that list:

Thank you for your time and love. If you have ANY questions about IJM or the trip, please feel free to ask!

The Dominican Dream

It finally happened! Our book, The Dominican Dream is released!

This week was incredibly exciting. On Tuesday, I was interviewed on the Frank Pastore radio show with my friend Job during rush hour! For an entire hour, Job and I had the privilege of representing our team. We were able to tell southern California listeners (and online listeners) about our trip to the Dominican Republic to write this book. I am so humbled by the opportunity and so many blessings have come from it. The full podcast is online here.

Biola also wrote a story about our interview.

Our book’s website is up and running and you can purchase a copy of it there!

THANK YOU for financial, emotional and spiritual support through this journey.

We could not have done it without you. So much love.

With this book, our hope is that you see baseball in the Dominican Republic as something more than just a pastime. The way Dominicans have pursued baseball as a national sport reflects the passion and culture of a people seeking restoration. What started as a way out of poverty for a chosen few has now become an inspiration for an entire country to make changes for the future. Baseball — a Dominican dream — has awakened a greater sense of hope for a better life.
The Dominican Dream