As almost anyone would know I am not a runner. I have never claimed to be. I have never had the slightest desire to run. A year ago had someone asked me to run, whether it was a marathon or down the street, I would've said "you're crazy!"
My church has been working with an organization called Living Water International. This organization builds clean water wells in areas of the world that don't have clean water. While they are doing this they also share living water with these people, Jesus Christ. Early last year I took care of a patient who came from Kenya. After talking about what his home & village were like I asked him how he got clean water. He replied that they have a well. It is in the middle of their village, they pump water from it & bring it back to their homes (which are mud houses). I asked him if he knew who built the well & he didn't. After some investigating I found out that it was a well built by Living Water International.
I am running for this reason. This is an organization that I believe in. They give life & eternal life to people who otherwise would have no chance. I want to help other people, other kids like the one I took care of , have a chance at life.
The Crossing Church wrote -
We are a crazy group of runners that is running the St. Louis Half Marathon in April on behalf of Living Water International. We had great years in 2010 and 2011, and are looking forward to an even better 2012.
We appreciate any donations you could make for our team. Your donation helps support Living Water International, a great organization that provides fresh water to families in impoverished areas of the world.
Take a look at the Living Water International website (www.water.cc) or check out where our passion comes from at www.adventconspiracy.org. The stories posted there say it better than we can here. Please also check us out at www.facebook.com/TLWSTL to learn more about our team.
Please also check out the following video from LWI http://vimeo.com/34410891.