Posted: August 9, 2012 in Bike Ride Across America 2012

The Pierce family has returned to Columbia, MO!  We arrived sometime after 2:00 AM on August 8th.  While there are many people to thank for supporting our family and helping make my bicycle ride across America a success, I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the Jivetti family.


Billy, Lillian and Belinda have spent their summer living in our house and caring for it while we were away.  The house sitting arrangement worked well for both of our families, as the Jivettis needed a place to stay while Billy finished earning his Ph.D. in Rural Sociology and we needed caretakers while traveling over the summer.


I first got to know Billy through a mutual friend, Sharon Kinden, who has been working with Billy to build a hospital, the Fellbaum Clinic, in Billy’s home village in Kenya.  Our congregation, Campus Lutheran, is supportong this project in a variety of ways and I’d encourage you to take a moment to look at the Pathways Africa website and see for yourself the caring work that is taking place.


It is truly a God thing – how He brings people together and blesses us and others through those relationships!

  1. Sharon Kinden says:

    WELCOME HOME!!!!!! Both the Pierce and Jivetti families are amazing witnesses to the power of God in their family life, in their work and in their witness to their faith. May God bless each of you!!

  2. Happy to hear you made it back home safe with an excellent experience. Was glad to follow you to the end of your trip. God Bless, Love, Aunt Elaine

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