BENEFITING: COSHOCTON CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE INC
Hello Runners & Walkers! Thanks you so much for your interest in this event! We are raising awareness and funds for two great local and international mission groups. Who are they?! The Santiago Partnership & Pregnancy Decision Health Centers!
What is the Santiago Partnership? A couple very close to my family are living out their dream by beginning the process of running two homes for at risk children and two medical clinics in Ecuador, South America! The first medical clinic will open this year and they are hoping/planning on beginning constructing the first home in August. The second home and clinic will be planned at a later time (2016). As longterm missionaries, Joel & Kim Delp are (soon to be) living full time in Ecuador working with the local Covenant Church to oversee medical care and two loving, Christ filled homes for impoverished children. The name 'Santiago Partnership' was born out of the book of James in the bible. Santiago is Spanish for James. James 1:27 talks about the need to care for our orphans and keep watch over them. Without further ado, please take a moment to watch the video to the left of this message as I introduce you to Joel & Kim as well as the Santiago Partnership!
PDHC has been serving women since 1981. Their mission is to help women and their families make healthy choices consistent with the intrinsic value of every human life. We offer frightened women free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds (performed by highly trained nurses), parenting and educational classes, community referrals, prenatal vitamins, and other assistance. All of our services are free and given with the desire to share the love of Christ with each individual. Many of the women coming to us have little or no support and no relationship with Christ. If given the opportunity, we share the gospel with them. We also go to schools (we are in all Pickerington Middle and High Schools) talking about sexual integrity and we have post abortion healing groups as well.
Our vision moving forward is to run for a purpose and raise funds through our running group and Grace Fellowship for the Santiago Partnership & PDHC. This will happen in two phases.
First Phase: Raise funds over the next 12 weeks through our families, friends and businesses. You can click above to 'Join Event'! If you feel lead, you can create your own fundraising page (i.e. have people donate .$25 for every mile you train over the next 12 weeks) or join an existing team or raise funds individually. You also have the option to just run the event!
Second phase: Every dollar we bring in for race fees during the 'The Race for Santiago' will go directly towards the Santiago Partnership. 100%. The more people we get running and walking for our event in the spring, the more we give to the Santiago Partnership. The race shirts and swag bags will be funded 100% by business owners.
So what are you waiting for? Click 'Join Event' above to get started now! Please let me know what questions you have! Thanks again for your interest in this ministry and I look forward to running for 'Santiago' & PDHC!
Drew & Jake