Why run? For some it is simply exercise, a way to keep the body in shape. But for some of us, it is more than that. It is a metaphor for life; we run because of what it tells our hearts and souls. As each mile passes and we accomplish things that we never thought possible, we are reminded of our own strength. We are empowered. We cross those finish lines and feel, deep in our souls, that our Creator did in fact make us to be strong, courageous, fighters. With Him we are capable of achieving goals that we previously thought were crazy.
Isn’t that the same message that we want each of the youth aging out of foster care to believe for their own lives? Don’t we want every single one of them to discover that they just might be stronger than they thought they were? That they just might be capable of more than they ever dreamed possible.
So come run with us this fall. Run for yourself…for your body and your soul. But, more importantly, run for all of the foster youth of ReGenesis. Run so that they might have opportunities to be reminded of their own courage, strength, and power in Christ.
On October 7, 2012 a team from the ReGenesis community will be running the Long Beach ½ Marathon. We will fundraise for our efforts on behalf of ReGenesis. ½ marathon not your thing? There is also a 5k, full marathon, and 26.2 mile bike ride option. We’d love for you to join us…either as a runner on our team or as a supporter of one of these runners! To sign up with our team or for more information firstname.lastname@example.org.