The American Bible Society Launched a bicycle tour starting at El Caribe's Daytona Beach hotel and will be riding all the way to Portland, Maine. The tour is an effort of She's My Sister, an American Bible Society-led initiative in support of African women and children. The group has planned an 11 cyclist tour from Florida to Maine to raise awareness to the vicious acts of war against women that has been orphaning children in the Great Lakes Region of central Africa.
The tour began on Friday, May 27 at El Caribe Resort and Conference Center, a Daytona Beach oceanfront resort that welcomes faith based organizations and groups. The organization is working with The Break Church and First Baptist Church of Daytona Beach and is making members of Congress aware of the atrocities in Africa that are leaving women broken and children orphaned. She's My Sister uses Scripture-based trauma healing to help women restart their lives. This is a collaborative effort of organizations from around the world that are dedicated to providing healing and aid to the women of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and surrounding regions.
"We are always pleased to welcome faith-based organizations," says Robin Camacho of El Caribe and that "an event such as this, with such great potential to help so many people desperately in need of assistance, is an honor for us". The eleven cyclists enjoyed a cookout in the BBQ area at El Caribe (seen below) and are on their way to Jacksonville for their next stop. We wish them the best of luck on their trip to Maine!
The group on the beach in front of El Caribe
Having a cookout at El Caribe
Enjoying a meal together
Having fun on the beach in front of El Caribe before the start of the tripAbout the She's My Sister initiative:
She's My Sister is a collaborative effort of organizations from around the globe dedicated to providing Scripture-based trauma healing and practical aid to the women of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the surrounding region. She's My Sister is bringing an unexpected message from Africa: an encounter with the Bible brings restoration within reach of any society-or individual.
American Bible Society partners with Christian churches and national Bible Societies to share God's Word in the United States and around the globe. For nearly 200 years, ABS has been helping people experience the life-changing message of the Bible with an increasing range of ministries to address core life questions and struggles. A ministry of innovation, ABS hosted its first Bible Sunday in 1915, produced the first audio recording of Scripture in 44 languages in 1957, and published the Good New Translation in 1976 and the Contemporary English version in 1991.
El Caribe hosts faith based organizations thorughout the year, and is always welcoming church groups for summer trips, religious retreats, and missions.