Bibles Bicycles and Burros - How We Go “Everywhere”By Emily Stroble | December 8, 2021
Every region of the world presents new and ever-changing challenges to travel. In some regions, modern innovations empower believers to go farther, faster. In other areas, ancient modes of transportation still prove the best way to reach everyone with the gospel.
Easy to maintain and faster than walking, it’s clear why bikes are the most common form of transportation in the world. They outnumber cars two to one worldwide. Bikes are widely used by pioneer missionaries serving in Africa and Asia, particularly in rural, inland areas where fuel is scarce. Our team in The Democratic Republic of Congo lists their two greatest needs as, “Bibles and bicycles.”
Over the last decade, dauntless believers have traveled to increasingly remote territories and leaders have expanded their teams to cover more ground. As needs changed, motorbikes became a more common form of transportation for pioneer missionaries. One team in Asia reported that a new motorbike more than doubled the distance they could travel in a day.
Christian pilots serving with organizations like Mission Aviation Fellowship have historically partnered with Every Home to drop teams and supplies into areas that are difficult to access any other way.
Every Home teams are working in both Siberia and the Chilean Patagonia. This means our brothers and sisters are sharing the gospel in both the Arctic and Antarctic circles, the literal “ends” of the earth! Four-wheel drive vehicles make the work of these teams possible, helping missionaries endure extreme weather conditions, cross otherwise impassable terrain, and bring bibles and gifts of supplies to families living in these regions.