It has been a while since I have last updated y'all on our half marathon training progress and seeing that the blog is steadily growing, I figured now would be a good time to do so.
The participating runners on Team World Vision are committing themselves not only to running the 13.1 mile race, but to raising funds and awareness of the effects that clean water can have on a community- especially in Africa. This race has taken on a whole new meaning for my husband and I as the Lord has put it on our hearts to adopt from Ethiopia.
Each time I lace up my running shoes or grab a drink of water I think of our daughter. I contemplate what she is doing at that very moment. Wonder how she is being treated and cared for. Wonder if she has even been born? But I think of her. I think of her often. She is my driving force and my motivation to run strong. She is the reason I push through the aches and pain and blisters and fatigue. Even though we have never met, I am running for her and for her people.
I know that the economy is tough right now. We're feeling the effects of it too. But I want to ask you to prayerfully consider giving the gift of clean water to the people of Africa. They need it. Desperately need it. It is a matter of life and death for these people. It doesn't have to be much- even $5 will help their cause and every dollar matters. That's sacrificing one cup of Starbucks coffee. Just one. But if hundreds of people sacrificed one cup of coffee, that provides $500, $1,000, even $2,000 toward the clean water projects sponsored by World Vision. Imagine the hope that would bring.
If you would like to make a donation, please click here. It will take you directly to my fundraising page. All donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your support!
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