Brothers and Sisters in Christ
Jacques and I spent Friday and Saturday at the National Team Leader event for Team World Vision. At one point I found myself wondering if this is what heaven will be like – surrounded by other believers while singing praise to our King and being filled with the joy of thinking of others (versus my default mode of thinking of self). Jarene Ann (my wife) is struggling to understand how I found joy in the singing – seeing as how I often avoid it.
I could write pages about what we learned and how excited I am to share all of it with you. The big aha moment came when I realized this is not about running or charity per se.
What this is about is:
Bringing living water to the least of these – it is a God thing.
Experiencing a personal spiritual revival through community.
Jacques Bruce and I can all personally attest to this
Overcoming the fear of completing a marathon.
I’ve run many marathons and I still fear them (at least at the start of training).
Overcoming the fear of fundraising – most of us fear this more than the marathon.
Raising funds to share the gospel is a spiritual exercise (more about that later).
So let’s get this thing started. We are planning a Kick off event on the Sunday before the first official training day (April 8). There will be food, music, fun and education. The education part of the meeting will cover the following -
Why we are running - The Team World vision cause
Training, group runs
Q & A
Shoes -your most important training tool
The Manager from Dick Ponds will be speaking
The Spirituality of Fundraising
Building a Christian community – Revival.
Team Photo – we love pictures!
If you haven’t already done so -order your shirt NOW so you can have it for the photo – you will want to train in it for long runs anyway – and you will want your TWV shirt totally broken in for race day (remind me to tell you how I wore a new shirt for my first marathon – really bad idea).
Bring your support team as well (spouses, kids – no dogs �), they are part of this too.
Date: Sunday April 8, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 PM
Location: South Street Campus
Room: Student Center
your brothers in Christ
Andy, and Jacques