The bicycle riders begin the Tour Against Trafficking today in Taft CA. The Tour follows preparation by the riders themselves for the ride. It also follows preparation and awareness at many places throughout the San Joaquin Valley, as videos were shown, trafficking victims shared their stories, and other connections were made. Reports from the road can be found at the Tour Against Trafficking website.
A prayer has been written to help keep both the riders and the victims of trafficking in mind as the tour progresses.
A Collect for the Tour
who keeps watch of its going out and its coming in: Preserve in safety the cyclists and those who travel with them; surround them with your care and protect them from every danger, that they may arrive unharmed to their journey’s end. Protect also, those for whom they ride, the victims of human trafficking; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and forever. Amen.