Monday, October 3, 2011

Running for a Cause

Some of you may or may not know that about 2 years ago I ran with some friends in the Dallas White Rock Half Marathon. It was one of the hardest things I have ever done, but very spiritual for me. The first long run of my training was 4 miles, and I will tell you that I barely made it. My mind kept spitting out at me, " how do you think that you are going to 13 if you can barely do 4?". It a scary thing to know how long 13.1 miles is. But I will tell you, over those 3 months of training, I worked up my stamina to do it. The day of the race I was so excited and very nervous. I remember at mile 11, an older gentlemen who I didn't know and will never see again said to me, ( this was at a point where I just wanted to stop) " you are almost done, I am so proud of you." With tears in my eyes, I finished that race, never walking. I knew that finishing that race meant two things... I really can do anything through Christ who gives me strength, and that humanity really is a beautiful thing. A voice from a man who didn't know me from Adam, said the words that I needed to hear to finish. God is Good and he is Big Enough. This brings me to the point of this email... I am running the White Rock 1/2 again, but this time it is for a cause greater than myself. I am a HOPE runner for the Miles for Hope Team. This team is led by the pastor of our church, David Alexander. We are running for Zoe Ministries, an empowerment program that is bringing hope to orphans in Africa. Thousands of children have lost both of their parents due to AIDS, disease, and war and left to take care of themselves and their siblings without the resources to do it. This leaves them hopeless and abandoned. Zoe Ministries gives them the hope, the resources, the education they need to break the cycle of poverty and to have a better life.

Our Miles for Hope Team goal is 25,000 and my personal goal is 1,000. My goal is to raise this money by December 4th, race day! Our church's goal is 250,000 ( amazing)!!!

If you would like to help me offer hope, you can do so by clicking here Hope Runner.
If you would like to learn more about Zoe Ministries, click here

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. I would appreciate your prayers leading up to race day, December 4th. Thank you for being a part of my journey.

By the way, trying to talk the sweet hubby into joining on the run, I'll let you know if I am successful:)


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