A project of FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
This is my third year to run a marathon to help bring HOPE to orphans in Rwanda!
It all started with what seemed like an audacious goal.
“Run a full marathon.”
Around that same time, our church, where I serve as the Teaching Pastor, decided to set an equally audacious goal.
Raise $250,000 over the course of three years to help 1,000 orphans in Africa move from a life of hopeleness to a life where their hope might be restored.
And somewhere in my heart I knew that these two goals were connected in some way which I did not fully understand at the time.
On December 5, 2010, I completed my goal by finishing the Dallas White Rock Marathon. More importantly, through the generosity of so many, we raised over $25,000.
That’s the story of how Miles for Hope was born.
ZOE Ministry [www.zoeministry.org] is our church’s partner in this endeavor. Our three year commitment coincides with the three year empowerment program in which each of these orphans is participating.
During that time, they not only build a new home, they learn a business or trade that will allow them to care for themselves and their younger siblings. A new, self-sustaining community will be built filled with kids whose hope has been restored.
This fall, I will join with other runners again to raise money for this important cause.
I would love to have you join our team by making a donation today.
I will be running the Dallas Marathon on December 9th. Training for that race begins for me on August 20th.
My experience tells me that there are two things that I can look forward to on December 9th.
1. It’s going to hurt.
2. It will be an unbelievable experience that I will cherish the rest of my life.
I’m excited to run with my friends this fall. More than that though, I’m excited to run for my friends on the other side of the world.
Would you like to be a part of bringing hope to these children?