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

Saturday, April 9, 2011

One week until Doc Rock & Run

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."--Philippians 4:13

We're seven days from our next event. Look for us at the Doc Rock & Run Half Marathon and 5K in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Both races will start at 7:00 AM on the Arkansas State University campus. We'll be Running with Amanda. I'll be running the half marathon, while Janice, Courtney, and a friend will be doing the 5K. All four of us working to Reach, Raise, and Remember. Janice and I will be wearing shirts that say "Running with Amanda" on the front and have Philippians 4:13 on the back. I plan to lead a short prayer a few minutes before the race near the start line. We also have magnetic signs for our vehicle now so we're easy to recognize. After the races, we'll be circulating through the crowd for a while with a donation box and handing out business cards to spread the word of our mission.

Our fund raising efforts are going well, but we still hope these new tools will help pick things up. Though we've already met our $1000 goal for St. Jude, the hospital could certainly use more and we want to encourage donors to follow their hearts and give what they can afford. But remember, we're also raising money for Arkansas Children's Hospital, a nationally acclaimed non-profit hospital that treats children without regard to the families' ability to pay. And, we're hoping to raise $1000 for Soaring Wings Ranch before October 30 as well. Soaring Wings is a Christian group home for troubled teens. Please use our fundraising pages to give as generously as you can to these wonderful organizations. Your donations go to the organizations we support; not one dollar of your donation stays with us!

"Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."--2 Corinthians 9:7

But even if you can't help out financially at this time, there are ways you can help us Reach, Raise, and Remember. Visit our Facebook page, "Like" us there, post on our page, share our page, and suggest it to your friends. You can also follow us on Twitter. Finally, please visit our blog often and comment on our posts. These things cost nothing, but help us get seen by a lot more people.

So please do what you can to help us Reach, Raise, and Remember! And if you're in the Jonesboro area next Saturday, stop by the race and visit with us. We'd love to see you there!

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