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Riding Bikes for Jesus

For more than two decades, a Virginia woman has led missionary trips across America on wheels.
Source: Brian Snyder / Reuters

In ancient Israel, Jesus walked, but in the United States of America, Judy Bowman bikes. For more than two decades, the born-again resident of Lynchburg, Virginia, has led mission trips across the country on wheels.

“The purpose is to bring Christians, and we come together as a body of believers to go out and be a witness for the Lord,” she said. “Jesus

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