Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,--Hebrews 12:1

Monday, March 28, 2011

Praise God! We've met our goal for St. Jude!

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."--Romans 8:28

We set up our St. Jude fund raising page less than a month and a half ago. The default goal was $1000, so we went with that. We were hoping to raise the money and meet that goal by October 30, the day of the Marine Corps Marathon. But today, before the first day of April, generous donors have put us over the top. In less than two months, you have given over $1000 to save the lives of St. Jude kids! God surely makes all things work for good.

Your response to our Reach, Raise, and Remember campaign has been overwhelming, far more generous than I ever imagined. When this project began to take shape, we really had no idea how effective it would be. We'd never done anything like it before. But your generosity quickly encouraged us to expand our fund raising efforts, and we set further goals of $1000 for Arkansas Children's Hospital and Soaring Wings Ranch.

We still want to reach these goals by October, so we'd appreciate it if you can continue to recommend and share our links to our Facebook page, "Like" and comment on our blog and Facebook posts, and email our posts to your friends, and encourage them to donate to these charities through our pages.

Fund raising is only part of our mission here. We're also looking to Reach people for Jesus. Telling our story, giving our testimony as we travel to the races we participate in is how we accomplish this. The more people who hear of our campaign before we arrive at these events, the better the response is likely to be.

Of course the third part of our mission is to Remember my beautiful daughter, to honor her memory by using her story and our efforts to do so by Reaching people for Jesus and Raising money for these three charities. I can only imagine the smile on her face in Heaven when she saw the mercury in that fund raising thermometer bust out the top! Money raised in her name...that's her continuing to help others, innocent children, even from her cloud in Heaven. Praise Jesus! That's awesome.

"God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them."--Hebrews 6:10

So thank you all so very much. Even those who couldn't contribute financially yet, but did everything they could to help publicize our efforts. It took all of us to get this far. But remember, our race isn't run. We haven't reached the finish line.

So please keep doing what you've been doing. Share and "Like" our pages, comment on our Facebook and blog posts, email our posts to your friends, and encourage them to donate and join the effort to promote our mission here.

God bless you all, and thank you for helping us Reach, Raise, and Remember!


  1. So excited that you reached that goal. I will continue to pray that you reach the others. Your family has been in my prayers.

  2. Thank you so much Lisa! God bless you my friend.


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