Community Stories - Matt
My name is Matt Baumgartner and have been the youth pastor at Bethel Church in Temple Texas for 8 years. Missions is a huge part of our church and for our students we support missions through Speed the Light which gives missionaries the tools they need to reach people arounds the world. In 2014 I found myself over weight and I knew that I needed to do something about it. In addition to that I heard about an opportunity for a bike ride to raise money for missions. So I bought a bike and began training. I rode 250+ miles on my bike to raise money for Speed the Light and in the process lost 100lbs. This year I continued riding the bike and participated in several events for Speed the Light including a 5k and 10k run and a one day 100 mile bike ride. I am recently trained for a half marathon which I will ran on November 15th.