Pastor Pekari and friends, collectively known as Team Praying4U, are back this year to once again conquer the 203 miles from the White Mountains of New Hampshire to Hampton Beach in the 2018 Reebok Reach the Beach Ragnar.

Team Praying4U is running  to raise money for new leaders for the Church in New England.


The 2-day relay will begin Friday, September 14 in Bretton Woods, NH, and continue for 2 days of perilous pavement-pounding rigor, sunup to sundown Friday and Saturday, culminating in a spectacular finish-line celebration at Hampton Beach on Saturday, September 15.


"... And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard?  ... How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!" ~Romans 10:14-15


Once more the inimitable Pastor Dave Brezina has agreed to accompany the Ragnarians on their mission by valiantly

driving along in the team van!


In September 2017 Team Praying4U completed the 203 mile race to Hampton Beach in 31.5 hours!

Our fearless Ragnarians are primed for the opportunity to beat that time this year for the 2018 Reach the Beach Ragnar.




New England needs Jesus.  


That means New England needs more Jesus loving leaders in the Church.  The mission of Team Praying4U is to raise funds and support for church planting in New England.  Our team of pastors, lay leaders, and other dedicated Christians wants to support those called to share Jesus Christ.  Funds will be used to help open doors for new church plants, train leaders, and start new ministries. ​

Please join us in giving generously. 



Your donations will make a huge difference in the most unchurched region of the US...thanks for your help!



​For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.  ~2 Corintians 4:18

Pastor Pekari - from 2017 Ragnar:

Going, Caring, Sharing Jesus.

Team Praying4U

c/o Messiah Lutheran Church
708 Lowell St, Lynnfield, MA 01940
Phone: (781) 334-4111

Reach the Beach Ragnar

New England Distance Learning Fundraiser

Undaunted, Messiah Lutheran Church's own Pastor Dave Brezina will once again reprise his role as  'The Driver'  - the inspiring portrait of a man, a van, and a mission: