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Pastor bikes 1,500 miles to remember late son

Melnick lost her son Chris Stanley in the Mississippi River in April of 2017. It was one of Stanley's goals to ride along the river and now his mom is living out his dream while spreading the word of God.

Imagine riding your bike 1,500 miles along the Mississippi River. That's exactly what Pastor Melissa Melnick is doing this weekend.

Melnick lost her son Chris Stanley in the Mississippi River in April of 2017. It was one of Stanley's goals to ride along the river and now his mom is living out his dream while spreading the word of God.

Melnick spent Sunday, September 23rd preaching at Luther Memorial Church in South Park.

So thanks to Luther Memorial and to the family that is hosting me this weekend," Melnick explained. "It's been amazing to me that people who have no idea really who I am have opened up their doors to me and have shown me this amazing hospitality,

After Sunday's worship, community members celebrated Melnick's travels with lunch and games at the park.

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