For those of you reading this, thank you for your continued support. Our goal is to reach and touch many people through Bike and Brain. Now is an exciting time as we transition from a blog, full of ideas and articles, to an organization that will begin providing free bikes to people. It’s certainly a crazy, hectic time, but an exciting one. Again, we thank you for the continued support and we hope you keep following. That being said, it’s necessary to give thanks to the true source and foundation of Bike and Brain…….. God!
The logo is pretty simple. It consists of a brain inside of a penny-farthing. The logo is a bike and a brain, how clever (sarcasm). However, I want to use this simple logo to explain how God is the foundation of Bike and Brain and how he will shape our future.
Lets imagine that the brain inside the bike represents Bike and Brain the organization. The organization is the physical construct of Bike and Brain including the people, articles, bikes, and followers, to name a few. Now lets pretend that the penny-farthing is the foundation of Bike and Brain. The foundation is the support, faith, and confirmation to move ahead with the projects. In the logo, the bike clearly and literally surrounds and protects the brain. The bike, as the foundation of Bike and Brain, represents GOD. Without this, the brain would wither.
Bike and Brain started as an article about one bike ride (which is awesome by the way, check it here). Now we have a blog with dozens of articles, close to 700 consistent followers, and 3 bikes ready to be rebuilt. God has blessed this cause from the beginning and we are excited to see him grow Bike and Brain.
What has God done for Bike and Brain?
Well we are glad you asked. We pray everyday that God will guide and direct the future of Bike and Brain.
From the beginning, God has reaffirmed the decision to write about the correlation between cycling and well-being. This affirmation has come in the form of encouraging supporters and followers. These words have always been perfectly timed. It always comes when we are beginning to doubt Bike and Brain. God places these people and their encouragement in our path to continuously confirm the mission.
God has also affirmed the mission to give away free bikes to those in need. Bike and Brain is new so funds are limited. For now, we depend entirely on donations and independent finances. As a recent social work graduate with college loans living in NYC, it should not be possible to put together a functional bike and still pay rent. But with God, money is no limitation. God has supported the rebuilding of bicycles through donations and has made it possible to purchase items that are needed. We have spent time praying for donations and God has answered. (Check out the top half of this story for an awesome example). As long as we work to keep Bike and Brain’s mission in line with God, he will continue to provide for us.
God has already blessed us as we work to get things off the ground, but there is so much more we are striving for.
What else do you want God to do?
We pray that Bike and Brain will follow God’s mission and that it will impact many people. God has been our main consultant as we push forward.
Currently on the prayer rotation for Bike and Brain is the following:
- Continued growth as we work to spread Bike and Brain wider
- Support, both socially and financially
- Finding candidates for the bicycles, as we want to be positive they are given to the right person for the ultimate impact.
- Continued affirmation that we are proceeding on the right path
- Wisdom and guidance with all decision making
- Blessing of the words used in the blog.