MIDLAND, GA (WTVM) - A Columbus-area pastor is trying a huge physical challenge to help raise money for a mission in Africa.
Pastor Jay Bailey, from Solid Rock Church in Midland, and church member Bud Allen have joined four other people on a 750 mile bike ride across Africa.
They're doing this in hopes to raise tens of thousands of dollars for an organization called "Reaching a Generation," which focuses on helping Africa's children.
"We're going to have the wonderful opportunity to go into the schools and give out the Book of Hope, which is a Bible designed for children," said Bailey.
"We're going to leave Livingston, Zambia where Victoria Falls is and we'll cross over into Botswana," said Allen.
Pastor Bailey and Allen have been training for this bike adventure since February, biking up to 100 miles at times.
They left Sunday night for Africa and plan to average 125 miles daily on this 6-day bike ride.
If you would like to make a donation, you can write a check to Solid Rock Church and designate it for "Reaching a Generation."