If teaching English to students in Taiwan wasn’t enough of an adventure, an alumnus of the Beta Omicron chapter of Pi Kappa Phi and his wife are embarking on a philanthropic trek around the island nation.
Cody and Liz Biggers, 2009 graduates of Northwestern State University, are planning to cycle 745-miles in a city-by-city trip, circling the island.
While this will certainly be a personal test of endurance, the ride has a deeper purpose. The Biggers’ campaign supports families navigating foster care back in the United States.
Before moving to Taiwan, the couple lived in Austin, Texas and were members of The Austin Stone Community Church. “We have seen God do amazing things through the people and programs in this church, and it was here that we first heard of The Foster Care Initiative,” Liz said.
100 percent of the proceeds from the Biggers’ fundraising efforts will support For The City Network’s efforts in Central Texas. “This money goes to equipping and supporting foster parents, mobilizing volunteer baby sitters, and ultimately serving the needs of children within the foster care system.” They are also requesting prayers as they embark on this journey.
Their trip is tentatively set for October 5-26 and will make stops in each city along the way. “We feel called by God to use this trip as a vehicle to glorify his name, and to help those in need,” Cody said. “This will give our trip more of a purpose to us than just a vacation, and give us extra motivation to finish.”
The couple moved to Taiwan in September 2014 and say they were inspired by a scripture that hangs on the wall above their bed. Ephesians 3:20-21 reads: “Now to Him who is able to do far more than abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work in us, to Him be the glory, in the church and in Christ Jesus, throughout all generations, forever and ever.”
To view a message from the couple about the campaign, visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/husband-and-wife-team-ride-for-foster-care/x/11500196
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