Another first 

Every event has its twists and turns. This one is no different. 

The follow crew headed out with Arvid yesterday from Oceanside. The ‘chore’ vehicle was to go ahead to Blythe so they could take over crewing in the middle of the night. 

This vehicle had been hand-picked brand new (2000 miles) to avoid any issues. 

Three hours into the race we (follow crew) received a phone call from Sylvain & Martine that the van we had rented in San Diego had died. Turns out the transmission was shot. They hobbled their way to Escondido with it where they were given another van, identical to the Manitoba rental. 

All the decals had to be removed and re-applied to the new van. This morning at 5:24 the van was inspected by RAAM officials and given the okay to be on the road. 

We are grateful that this new obstacle was overcome swiftly. Thank you to Avis Rental for the assistance.

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Arvid's Location

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Prayer Requests

June 13: As the ride begins, pray that we will have strength equal to the task ahead!


About MCF

Charles Mulli is a former street child from the slums of Kenya. He became extremely successful in business, but then God called him to give it all up and care for the orphaned and abandoned children still on the streets in Kenya. Charles Mulli is the founder and CEO of Mully Children's Family. To learn more about MCF, click here.

Arvid's Role

God has called me (Arvid) to be an ambassador for Mully Children's Family. I have chosen to use ultramarathon cycling as my platform from which to fulfill this calling. You can follow my ride, here, at To read more about me and my story, click here.


I am asking you to help. I am trying to raise $100 for each of the 3000 kids presently at MCF. This money will go towards the purchase of food. To learn more about donating, click here.

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