Charity ride remembers Joshua Foust

Church holds charity ride for motorcyclist killed in motocross event in 2013
Jun. 13, 2014 @ 08:36 AM

A year after he died, Joshua Foust is still raising money for his church.

Foust, 28, of Granite Falls loved his church as much as he loved his motorcycles. On June 22, 2013, he and some members of Day3 Church in Granite Falls were to take part in a charity ride to raise money to build a church in a poverty-stricken area of Guatemala. But two weeks earlier, Foust died at a motocross event at Daniel's Ridge Motocross Track in Alexander County after he crashed and another rider landed on top of him.

"Josh and I were really close, we rode together sometimes," Day3 Pastor Lynn Parsons said. "He and his wife had been coming to our church for about two years. We started a motorcycle ministry, and he had done some other charity rides in the past."

Rather than cancel the charity ride, the church instead decided to dedicate both it and the yet-to-be-built church in memory of Foust. The ride raised $2,800 toward the total of $12,000 that was raised for the church construction.

On a mission trip to Guatemala, Foust's name was inscribed on a piece of roofing tin that was placed on the front of the church.

And on Saturday, the church will hold the Second Annual Ride For The Cause in memory of Foust, this time raising money to build a home for a family in Guatemala. Joshua's father, Carlos, who rode in last year's event, will take part.

"Josh and I were really close, we rode together sometimes," Day3 Pastor Lynn Parsons said. "He and his wife had been coming to our church for about two years. We started a motorcycle ministry, and he had done some other charity rides in the past."

Rather than cancel the charity ride, the church instead decided to dedicate both it and the yet-to-be-built church in memory of Foust. The ride raised $2,800 toward the total of $12,000 that was raised for the church construction.

On a mission trip to Guatemala, Foust's name was inscribed on a piece of roofing tin that was placed on the front of the church.

And on Saturday, the church will hold the Second Annual Ride For The Cause in memory of Foust, this time raising money to build a home for a family in Guatemala. Joshua's father, Carlos, who rode in last year's event, will take part.

 

WANT TO GO?

What: Second Annual Ride For The Cause, raising money to build a house for a homeless family in Guatemala

When: Saturday, registration 9-10 a.m., ride 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where: Day3 Church, 4365 Hickory Boulevard, Granite Falls

Cost: $20 per rider, $10 per passenger

For more information, visit www.day3church.org