So I saw a headline on Twitter yesterday that went something like this: “More Young Girls Pregnant Due to Water Shortage.” Just let those incongruous words sink in a minute, and then read what I excerpted from the story in the visual above.
This is in Uganda, where I was supposed to be right now, but it could be happening (and most likely is) in many places around our world.
Later in the day, I saw that the global nonprofit agency World Bicycle Relief posted a new report showing how bikes change things for girls and women, and then ultimately (ripple effect) their communities, countries, and the world. I know this already and have written about it often, but was so happy to see the latest statistics, and more.
Additionally, I have actively put myself in a position where I can directly help more girls and women close to home and around the world. But it just hit me so hard yesterday, during a week when the world feels heavy for numerous reasons, and when I’m even more clear about wanting to be of service in the limited time I have left (after almost being killed this past Monday).
And so, today, I will ride my bike, and I will pray. I may not be able to literally do Leaps of Faith for a little while, but I can do them in spirit. And, as always, I will trust the journey.