Yes & Amen



First of all, if you don’t want to read everything, you can just go to this link below and sign up:

Secondly, I’m going on a cruise later this summer.  I was reading about the ship we’re going to be on and saw that it has a track for running and walking.  I decided then and there that I was going to start my couch to 5k program again because if running is ever going to be fun, it’s going to be fun in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on the way to Alaska.  I didn’t die after the first day and even felt pretty decent about the whole thing, so I kept going.  Now keep in mind I’m only at the end of week two, but I’m at the end of week two after 9 days.  I’m trying to amp it up and get it all in before I leave.  It was after I’d finished the first three workouts that I started to remember that I actually sort of liked to run.  Or at least I liked the feeling of being finished with a run.  And then I remembered how much I used to like using this platform to help people and started thinking of ways I could do that again.

Enter my friends Herschel and Lee.  Unbeknownst to me, they had started their adoption process.  I find it really fun how God works out timing in our lives.   You can listen to their story below.

I love these two people with all of my heart and want what is best for them and their soon-to-be family.  And I want to be a part in helping out as much as I can.  So that’s where you come in.  We’re hosting a 5k event in order to help my friends raise some money for their adoption expenses.  Do you know that the average adoption costs around $35,000?  For any couple to be able to afford these kind of extra expenses is a miracle, so I believe it’s our job and privilege to help out.

As believers we are called to take care of orphans.  Adoption is one way to do that, by making sure that these children without homes and families are placed into a loving home.  I can 100% guarantee that this child will be loved beyond measure.  This home will be full of life and love and creativity and probably more than a few dinosaurs.  (Herschel is a big geek, guys)

Specifics for the race:

This will be a virtual 5k.  This means that you can run anywhere and at any time on July 23, 2016.  If you don’t want to run, you can walk, crawl, bike or swim.  If you want to be included for the prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, then you absolutely must run and must submit a screenshot of your mapped run or a picture of your watch showing your distance and time.  The main apps I have used in the past are Nike+ running app and MapMyRun.  There are a million more, so as long as you can provide a screenshot and post it to our Facebook event page on race day, then you’re in the running for the prizes.  If you have a GPS watch like a Garmin watch or a Nike+ watch, or whatever brand you use, you can upload a pic to our Facebook event page and be in the running for the prizes.  If you don’t care anything about any of that, just sign up and get a T-shirt!

Sign up here.  There are questions you need to answer like for your T-shirt size or whether you even want a T-shirt, for example.  You can pay directly to our Eventbrite page, and it will collect the money and all of the information all in one place for us and make our lives a ton easier!  And you know me…I like things simple.

Registration ends July 7, 2016.

We want to get the shirts ordered and to you by race day.  If you sign up past that date, you may not be able to get a T-shirt, so just do it now in order to save yourself some headache!

First place will get a $75 Amazon gift card
Second place will get a $50 Amazon gift card
Third place will get a $25 Amazon gift card

These will be based on fastest times for the 3.1 miles

I think that’s it!  Feel free to ask any questions I may not have addressed here, and share this with as many of your friends as possible!  You know, we’ll just be over here changing someone’s world together.

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