Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Running for a Cause

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.

For those of you who are new to our blog, my husband Greg and I are currently training to run our first half marathon in October with Team World Vision.  World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Through child sponsorship and the donations of generous givers, World Vision is able to come alongside of families and their communities in roughly 100 countries worldwide and provide them with things like: clean water, food, medical attention, education and disaster relief.

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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  1. What beautiful motivation! <3

  2. Hi, just popping over from Ruth Povey's blog. My mum used to work for World Vision so it is a charity I always think of fondly - you are doing a great job in running this half marathon to raise money for them. I can't wait to see how your journey unfolds! :)

    1. Thank you for stopping by! I adore Ruth!

      World Vision has held a special place in our hearts for years now. Our family currently sponsors a little boy from Chile and I just became a Child Ambassador for their organization. How long did your Mom work for them?

    2. SHe was with the Belfast, Northern Ireland branch for about 2 or 3 years. It was when I was a child so can't really remember. We sponsored a little boy from China through WV, I was fascinated by the concept and couldn't wait to get his letters. I sponsor a child through Compassion now :)

  3. Wow Megan! It is a cause to run for, and something to live for, I need to connect with World Vision!
    Thanks for sharing!
    God bless!


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