Pastor bikes across state in support of Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes
By David Dawson
Baptist and Reflector
LAWRENCEBURG — David Simmerman encountered numerous hardships during his five-day, 500-mile bicycle ride.
Searing heat, loose gravel, relentless hills, unexpected potholes, heartless headwinds — all were working against Simmerman as he made the journey from Mountain City to Memphis in an effort to raise awareness, and money, for the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes.
But Simmerman, pastor of First Baptist Church, Leoma, said the obstructions were ultimately the most significant aspect of his mission. It was the challenges, he said, that truly expanded his perspective on what he was doing — and why he was doing it. [Read more…]